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Wellbeing

Piedmont’s employee wellbeing programs are designed to meet the holistic wellness needs of our multi-generational and diverse workforce. Explore the exciting offerings that support your behavioral health, physical wellness, family wellness and financial wellness at every stage of your life.

Be sure to connect with your designated system wellness team for more information.

Disease Prevention & Management

Healthy Legs Program

Each calendar year, with a physician’s order, MyHealth360 plan members and covered dependents are eligible to receive up to four pairs of gradient compression stockings (15-20 or 20-30mmHg, knee-high or thigh-high) through a Tier 1 provider for a low copay of $20 per pair.

Learn more.

Hello Heart

Hello Heart is an easy-to-use program that helps you track, manage and improve your heart health from the privacy of your own phone. The Hello Heart program is offered at no cost to eligible MyHealth360 plan members and includes a free blood pressure monitor and an engaging mobile app. Employees and spouses enrolled in a MyHealth360 medical plan with blood pressure readings of 140/90 mmHg or above are eligible for Hello Heart. Log into the Castlight mobile app or visit mycastlight.com/piedmont to register your account.

Omada (Weight, Diabetes and Musculoskeletal Support)

Omada® is a breakthrough online program available to qualifying MyHealth360 plan members, which inspires healthy habits you can live with long term. It combines the science of behavior change with unwavering personal support, so you can make changes that actually stick.

Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention and Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Management

This program is shown to reduce risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Plus, the average participant loses more than 10 pounds along the way. You have access to:

  • A full-time health coach to keep you on track
  • All of the tools you’ll need including a scale, glucose meter and/or exercise kit
  • An interactive program that adapts to you
  • Weekly online lessons to educate and inspire
  • A small group of participants for real-time support

If you or your spouse or domestic partner are at risk for Type 2 diabetes or heart disease, or are living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you can find out if you’re eligible by taking a one-minute risk screener at omadahealth.com/piedmont.

Joint and Muscle Health

Omada MSK, formerly named Physera, is a virtual program available to qualifying MyHealth360 plan members to build muscle to prevent aches and pains and connect with a physical therapist—all on your smartphone and on your schedule. You have access to:

  • A dedicated, licensed physical therapist
  • Unlimited one-on-one chats, video visits and mobile messaging with your physical therapist
  • A personal treatment plan from head to toe
  • A free exercise kit will all the tools you’ll need
  • App-guided exercises, 3D animations and voice narration for guidance and support

To get started, visit omadahealth.com/piedmont.

Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes Classes

MyHealth360 plan members can attend unlimited pre-diabetes and diabetes education classes, the cost of which is covered under the plan. A referral from your primary care physician is required.

Preventive Cancer Screenings

MyHealth360 plan members can complete the following screenings without a copay:

Mammography for Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the leading cause of premature death in American women. Mammography screenings can detect early breast cancer when it can be cured and may be scheduled without a doctor’s order. Women age 40 and older with an average risk of breast cancer should undergo an annual screening.

Colonoscopy for Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. Early detection lowers the risk of dying from this common disease, and colonoscopy is the best way to detect an early—and curable—abnormality before it becomes a cancer.  A colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years beginning at age 50 (or earlier for those with a family history).

Low-dose CT for Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, exceeding breast, colon and prostate cancer deaths combined. Smoking is a known risk factor. A CT scan of the lungs can identify lung cancer at an early, curable stage. CT scans are recommended for those ages 50 to 80 who have a 20-pack/year history of smoking and currently smoke or quit smoking within the last 15 years.

PSA for Prostate Cancer 
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, and it’s the number two cause of cancer deaths in men. The Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test can detect the presence of prostate cancer. Screenings are recommended every two years beginning at age 50-55, or at age 45 for African-American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer. Family history includes a father, brother or son with prostate cancer diagnosed before age 65.

Smoking Cessation Resources

Courage to Quit
If you are ready to think about quitting any form of nicotine, get support from a four-week Courage to Quit program. We’ll talk about strategies for handling triggers, getting through withdrawal, and dealing with stress. You’ll create a plan for quitting nicotine in your own way, on your timeline. There is no charge, and you can reserve a space at piedmont.org/classes (search Courage to Quit-Virtual) or 877-527-3712. A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration. If you prefer to work individually over Zoom or by phone, contact Katie Calkin, Community Health Educator, at 706-475-5633 or katherine.calkin@piedmont.org.

Free Counseling
Smoking cessation counseling through Piedmont’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available free of charge for all employees and their household members.

Learn more about accessing the EAP.

Georgia Tobacco Quit Line
Call 877-270-7867 (English) or 877-777-6534 (Spanish) for helpful quitting tips/techniques and support for all tobacco products including electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes and vapes). Receive a personalized quit plan, self-help materials, a “Quit Kit” and the latest information on local support groups and resources for adults and youth.

Learn more.

2Morrow Health App
Available free of charge to MyHealth360 plan members, this clinically proven smoking cessation program is offered via the privacy of your smartphone. With 2Morrow Health, you focus on learning new ways to deal with your urges (not on tracking your smokes).

Learn more or access 2Morrow Health via the Castlight mobile app.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
The following NRTs are available without a copay to MyHealth360 plan members:

  • Bupropion nicotine replacement
    therapy patches, gum and lozenges
  • Nicoderm
  • Nicorelief
  • Nicorette
  • Nicotine Polacrilex Gum
  • Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenge
  • Nicotine TD Patch 24HR
  • Nicotine Transdermal System

Generic “store brands” are also available without a copay, even though they may not be listed above. For over-the-counter NRTs, the employee/dependent must bring a prescription from a physician to the pharmacy counter along with their insurance card to check out.

The following NRTs are available with a copay to MyHealth360 plan members:

  • Bupropion SR 150mg+
  • Chantix (QL)
  • Nicotrol (QL)
  • Nicotrol NS (QL)
  • Zyban

Other Smoking Cessation Resources
Visit https://smokefree.gov

2Morrow Health Chronic Pain

The 2Morrow Health Chronic Pain program is designed to provide you with tools that can help reduce the impact of pain on your life. Along the way, you will be asked to think about areas in your life where pain has interrupted good living. You will define what your good life might look like and begin to plan for and engage in activities that are consistent with that life. The 2Morrow Health programs are available to MyHealth360 plan members via the Castlight mobile app, providing access to multiple programs covering a range of topics.

Fitness & Nutrition

Fitness Centers & Hubs

Piedmont’s fitness centers focus on disease prevention, rehabilitation of injuries and maintenance of optimal health by educating our members and participants on fitness and nutrition. Our centers offer a full range of state-of-the-art equipment and fitness classes available to members and non-members to meet your needs. We also offer smaller fitness hubs at other locations throughout our system to provide employees with exercise facilities and equipment that supports their wellness journey. Employees receive discounted memberships and services.

Learn more.

Nutrition Counseling

MyHealth360 plan members can receive three nutritional consultations per year, the cost of which is covered under the plan. A referral from your primary care physician is required. Learn more.

Piedmont’s hospital entities offer employees dining and nutrition services to help support your wellness journey. Learn more.

2Morrow Health Weight Management

2Morrow Health offers a unique approach that looks at why we don’t do the things we intend to do. In this program, you will practice proven techniques to deal with unhelpful thoughts, urges and cravings that keep you stuck in unhealthy patterns. The 2Morrow Health programs are available to MyHealth360 plan members via the Castlight mobile app, providing access to multiple programs covering a range of topics.

Farmers Market

Through our partnership with Eat Right Atlanta, Piedmont offers fresh produce at co-op farmers markets on multiple campuses across the health system. All upcoming farmers markets are listed on the Wellness & Work-Life Calendar. Learn more about Eat Right Atlanta.

Healthy Work/Life Balance

End-of-Work Checklist

Your mental health is important to your overall wellbeing. Just as you mentally prepare before you go to work each day, we encourage you to mentally prepare to leave work each day, too, by using the End-of-Work Checklist. The checklist is posted on The Village, in desired unit breakrooms and near clock-in/out stations to help employees transition from work to home.

3 Good Things

Gratitude is good for us, both psychologically and physiologically. The 3 Good Things Exercise is specifically designed to highlight the positive in your life. It’s simple, easy and scientifically backed! Within a few days, you are likely to see that reflecting on the positive things in your life leads to noticing more positive things. Research shows completing the Three Good Things exercise produces results as powerful as taking antidepressants.

Caring for Our Caregivers

To target stress and the effects of burnout, the Sufi Psychology Association has donated Caring for Our Caregivers tablets to each Piedmont hospital. These tablets feature guided stress-relieving videos ranging from three to 30 minutes that consist of visualizations, meditations, breathing exercises and meditative movements that are proven to decrease stress. Learn more.

Team Lavender

Team Lavender provides mindfulness meditation and other support for all Piedmont employees and teams. To arrange Team Lavender’s services, contact Lauren.Seale@piedmont.org. One-month advance notice is needed to schedule.

  • Developing Personal Resilience
    During this session, participants will explore factors that influence their ability to be resilient, learn strategies to build up personal resilience and participate in a guided mindfulness exercise.
  • Introduction to Mindfulness
    A gentle team-building experience where participants are taken through a mindfulness exercise and guided meditation to learn the science behind mindfulness. This session can last from 30-60 minutes.
  • R&R Session
    A session of R&R will recognize your team’s achievements, acknowledge their hurdles and give them a space to rest and recover. The goal is to begin to release the heaviness of what may be burdening them. This session is meant to begin a healing process with the ultimate goal of beginning to reclaim the joy of working in healthcare and can last 45-60 minutes.
  • The Happiness of Gratitude
    During this session, participants will explore the relationship between gratitude and happiness and will learn how practicing gratitude has far reaching effects, from improving our mental health to boosting our relationship with others.
  • Breathing Break
    In a little more than three minutes, anyone, anywhere can practice this meditative exercise. Download the Breathing Break Guide.

2Morrow Health Stress Management

2Morrow Health’s approach to managing stress offers a path that will move you closer to the life you desire while teaching you new ways to manage unhelpful thoughts, feelings and urges. The 2Morrow Health programs are available to MyHealth360 plan members via the Castlight mobile app, providing access to multiple programs covering a range of topics.

Healing, Hope, and Happiness

Grief is a unique experience for everyone and learning to cope after loss should be done with support. 2Morrow Health’s “Healing, Hope, and Happiness” program can help you heal after loss and discover brighter days ahead. This program is provided by Piedmont at no cost to you and can be accessed in Castlight by navigating to Benefits and choosing 2Morrow Health.

  • Private support for times of grief
  • Practice techniques that have helped others find their path toward healing

Commuter Rewards

Piedmont partners with Georgia Commute Options to offer employees a free and convenient commuter assistance program.  With your new commute, you have opportunities to earn money and improve your work-life balance.

How it works:

  1. Register at www.GACommuteOptions.com.
  2. Plan your green commute with help from Georgia Commute Options.
  3. Create a logging template and set up weekly log reminders.
  4. Log your commutes to earn cash and win prizes.