Highlights Highmark Health
For Phyllis, John and the residents of Braddock: Urgent care nearby
When the community hospital serving Braddock, Pennsylvania, for more than a century closed in 2010, the struggling steel town lost its business anchor, its largest employer and its primary health care provider.
A national health and wellness organization, Highmark Health and our affiliated companies serve more than 50 million Americans with products and services that are transforming how health care is delivered, ensuring better experiences for customers along their health care journeys.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the organization employs more than 35,000 people dedicated to our corporate mission—delivering high-quality, accessible, understandable and affordable experiences, outcomes and solutions. The customers we serve reside in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and include individuals, families, businesses and government entities. Our consolidated revenues grew to $17.7 billion in 2015.
Through our unique model, connecting care and coverage, the Highmark Health organization is challenging traditional health care and introducing bold new ideas across its businesses in health insurance, health care delivery, managed vision care, retail eyewear and eye care services, eyewear manufacturing, dental solutions, health risk solutions, and innovative, technology-based solutions. The organization also maintains a strong and historic commitment to serving our communities through charitable care and community giving, supported by more than $379 million in 2015.
"The Highmark Health organization has all the pieces in place to transform health care for our customers today and in the future," said David Holmberg, our president and chief executive officer. "We are excited to be telling the stories of how our customers are benefitting from better, smarter health care every day."
The stories featured here provide three diverse examples of how we're getting health care right for our customers. In Braddock, Pennsylvania, we stepped in to provide access to health care by opening a new, community urgent care center; through our VITAL Innovation Program, we supported new technologies for patients rather than delaying them unnecessarily in pipelines; and within our workforce, we steadfastly supported diversity and inclusion as a means of better understanding and serving our many customers.
Awards & Recognition
Highmark Health among "Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania" and "Fit Friendly Worksites"
The Highmark Health organization was named one of the "Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania" by the Pittsburgh Business Times for employee wellness efforts and improved healthy values. The workforce showed improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI), and the obesity rate stabilized. In addition, 97 percent of covered employees participated in a health screening.
The organization was also recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a platinum-level "Fit-Friendly Worksite" for our efforts to create a culture of wellness. Along with platinum recognition, Highmark Health was also recognized with the "Worksite Innovation Award" for our management's support of the health and wellness of employees.
Highmark Health recognized among "Best Places to Work" for people with disabilities
For our efforts in diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce, the Highmark Health organization was recognized as a "Best Places to Work" in the first annual "Disability Equality IndexSM" established jointly by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®). With a top score of 100 points in the index, Highmark Health was one of only 19 Fortune 1,000 organizations to earn the "Best Places to Work" designation.
Highmark Health honored by The Jefferson Awards Foundation
The Jefferson Awards Foundation, America's most prestigious and long-standing organization dedicated to activating and celebrating public service, certified Highmark Healthalready its only champion health care organization in Pennsylvaniaas an "Outstanding Employee Volunteer Organization." For nearly a decade, Highmark Health and companies within our organization have recognized employees who volunteer in the community.
The Highmark Health organization has made volunteering a vital part of our corporate culture by actively promoting and supporting volunteer activities, including a new Volunteer Day established in 2015 that provides every employee with a "day off" for a "day on" of volunteering.
The Highmark Health organization employs more than 35,000 people dedicated to serving the health care needs of individual, family, business and government customers.
Diversification is a cornerstone of the Highmark Health organization, enabling it to pursue its mission and long-term strategies for growth.
Through employee pledges, special events and corporate contributions, Highmark Health's 2015 United Way campaign raised more than $3.8 million to support the many programs and causes supported by the agency.