HR and Benefits

MJE 16-Week Health & Weight Management Program Starts October 6

Published: Sept. 19, 2016

MJE Better Living Program Application Deadline: September 30

Methodist is proud to present the Better Living Program, a medically-supervised health and weight management program available to qualified employees who are on the MHS Employee Health Care Plan AND who participate in the 2016 Simply Well Screening, known as the Wellness Screen.

Due to popular demand, a new 16-week program is scheduled to begin at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. The MJE program runs October 6, 2016 – January 19, 2017.

Due to limited space in the program, participants will be selected by medical necessity and their availability to meet at specified times. In the future, additional groups will be added to reach more employees and varied schedules. This is ongoing program, so you are encouraged to apply. If you are not selected for this session, there is a chance you could be accepted into a 2017 session. 

The multidisciplinary program focuses on health, weight management, behavior modification, good nutrition and activity. This will include motivation, support, and accountability,  as well as a financial incentive to meet goals.

Qualifications to Participate

  1. Must be committed to lifestyle change, weight loss and improving your health.

  2. Must have BMI > 29.

  3. Must have Methodist Health System Employee Health Care plan AND participate in the annual Wellness Screen.

  4. Must attend group meeting once weekly at MJE.

  5. Must meet for a weekly one-on-one appointment with the nurse practitioner at MJE.

Program Benefits

A healthy lifestyle that leads to weight loss should be enjoyable to be sustainable. This is not a fad diet or quick fix to weight loss. It is an approach you can maintain throughout your lifetime, eating nutrient-dense whole foods and leading an active lifestyle.

  • 16 weekly one-on-one visits with nurse practitioner

  • Confidential -- all privacy protected

  • Individualized short- and long-term goal-setting

  • Multidisciplinary approach with the nurse practitioner working closely with physicians, dietitians, exercise specialists and behavioral therapists to bring a unique set of skills

  • Measurements (weight, waist & hip measurements, BP, HR, BMI, Body Fat Testing)

  • Coaching, support and motivation

  • Recipes, flexible meal plans, health and nutrition tips

  • Basic fitness testing and an exercise prescription individualized to you

For More Information

The deadline to apply for this MJE Better Living session is September 30, 2016. Act now. Limited space available.