As part of an ongoing effort to create a culture of health, Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE: AH) has partnered with Retrofit, Inc., to offer its employees a unique lifestyle program. Chicago-based Retrofit is an innovative weight loss program that uses wireless devices and provides each client their own expert weight loss team.
The team of professionals consists of a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavior coach. Headquartered in Chicago, Accretive Health provides its employees with discounts and incentives to encourage participation and a commitment to better health.
"We align ourselves with organizations that reflect our philosophy of promoting health, education and prevention," said Steven Klopfer, vice president, human resources at Accretive Health. "Providing our employees with an opportunity to adopt healthy behaviors is reflective of the way we support our clients in their mission to better patient health."
Accretive Health participants know that Retrofit is a lifestyle program therefore healthy changes are needed to drive sustainable weight loss. According to Retrofit, 96 percent of their clients have taken on at least one new healthy behavior and more than 90 percent of their clients are losing weight.
"We are thrilled to add Accretive Health to the Retrofit corporate client roster," said Retrofit, Inc., chief executive officer Jeff Hyman. "This is an exciting time for behavior change in the workplace. Accretive Health is taking advantage of the latest in technology with our data-driven approach to weight loss for busy professionals. As we work together to implement the latest strategies behavioral economics has to offer, Accretive Health will benefit from increased productivity and lower health care costs. The company is demonstrating its strong commitment to a healthier workplace by offering employees incentives at sign up and goal achievement to increase the adoption of the Retrofit program for sustainable results."
"Our commitment to employee health is vital to our organization," added Klopfer. "Retrofit offers an additional option that benefits our people and supports our values."
Retrofit, the expert-led, data-driven weight loss program for busy professionals, is designed to deliver lasting results. Its innovative year-long program includes wireless monitoring of a client's weight, activity and sleep, as well as private lessons with a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavior coach. Retrofit recently raised $8 million in a Series A financing led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), bringing the total investment in Retrofit to $10.7 million. Retrofit can be found on the website at RetrofitMe.com.
About Accretive Health
At Accretive Health, our mission is to help our healthcare clients strengthen their financial stability and deliver better care at a more affordable cost to the communities they serve, increasing healthcare access for all. For more information, visit www.accretivehealth.com.