Viverae® Honors C. R. Bard, Inc. with 2015 Vanguard Award

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Viverae®, a health management and engagement company, has selected C.R. Bard Inc., a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, as the recipient of its 2015 Vanguard Award. The Vanguard Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the design and execution of employee wellness programs among Viverae’s significant client base.

“I am continually inspired by the focus and dedication of Viverae’s clients to improve the health and well-being of their employees,” stated Mike Lamb, President and Chief Operating Officer at Viverae.

Viverae®, a health management and engagement company, has selected C.R. Bard Inc., a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, as the recipient of its 2015 Vanguard Award. The Vanguard Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the design and execution of employee wellness programs among Viverae’s significant client base.

Viverae reviewed the employee wellness and health management programs of more than 350 clients to determine excellence in best-practice categories including population requirements, incentive design and value, program participation, strong leadership support and an effective communication strategy. Additionally, eligible clients were required to have a designated wellness coordinator and offer biometric screenings.

"Our goal at Bard is to provide our employees and their families with the resources and inspiration necessary to make informed health decisions and achieve — and maintain — better health,” says Mark Klemow, Director, Global Benefits at C. R. Bard, Inc. “With Viverae’s tools and support, we have been able to help them reduce health risks and improve their quality of life, which ultimately benefits the company as well.”

Bard has been a client since 2012, customizing their program annually and creating incentive-based challenges to encourage and motivate employee participation. Key factors contributing to Bard’s leadership and excellence include the following:

  • Customized program offered to more than 4,400 employees and their spouses
  • Program offered to all U.S. employees, including those not covered under Bard’s health plan
  • More than 6,000 Viverae educational courses and webinars completed by employees and their spouses
  • Steady year-over-year reduction in 9 out of 12 primary risk factors
  • Increase in average health scores from 82.4 to 84.6 (calculated using data from employee health assessments and biometric screenings on a 100-point scale)
  • Regional wellness champions to encourage participation
  • Strong incentives for participation including premium discounts on health coverage for employees and spouses

“I am continually inspired by the focus and dedication of Viverae’s clients to improve the health and well-being of their employees,” stated Mike Lamb, President and Chief Operating Officer at Viverae. “C.R. Bard is truly committed to making a difference in the health and lives of their employees, and we are pleased to recognize them for their outstanding accomplishments.”

About Viverae

Viverae, Inc. (viv-AIR-Ā) is an innovative health management company dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives. The company provides a health engagement platform that helps organizations engage their workforce to drive business and healthcare value. Viverae’s solutions combine comprehensive health assessments, employee incentives, coaching and engagement strategies, and proprietary software that promote healthy behaviors. To learn more, visit viverae.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn.

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