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Healthier Together


Introducing the Baptist Health state-wide wellness program for 2015: Healthier Together 


Key programs include:


  • Fit Meal Cards — There IS such a thing as a free lunch!

    Baptist Health hospital cafeterias, in conjunction with Morrison’s, are offering Fit Meal Cards to encourage employees to choose the “Fit Meal Combo” menu selections. Each time you purchase a Fit Meal Combo, you will receive a stamp, and your 10th meal will be free.
    At $5, the Fit Meal Combos have less than 600 calories and include a lean meat or fish (protein), a fruit, a non-fried vegetable and a whole grain item. The cards can be used interchangeably at any facility across the state, a plus for employees who travel between hospitals.

    Pick up your card at your cafeteria register today!

Dimensions of Wellness


Healthier Together was designed to support the health, wellness and overall well-being of Baptist Health employees. It was also designed recognizing that wwellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of the various dimensions of well-being. These dimensions include social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual, financial and physical wellness and each contributes to our own quality of life. As you explore the opportunities within Healthier Together, be sure to take an in-depth look at the tools, resources and information that support the dimensions and our efforts to become healthier together. One of the first resources available will be the products and services available through our new Employee Assistance Plan (EAP). Please visit to learn more.


Adapted from Swarbrick, M. (2006). A Wellness Approach. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29(4), 311–314.


Your Healthier Together Task Force


We have quite a lot to accomplish in 2015 on behalf of our state-wide wellness program, Healthier Together. In an effort to support the success of our program we have asked several employees across the state, representing all markets, to be a part of a wellness task force. The individuals on the task force bring a desire and passion for wellness and will be a key in helping us achieve our vision of becoming a recognized leader in health and wellness. The task force members will serve as a point of contact for their respective markets and they will be engaged in implementation and communication of the initiatives aligned to the program. Feel free to reach out to your task force representative as they will be looking for wellness champions in each market that will add additional support to our efforts. Task force members are as follows:


Market Members
BH Corporate Katelyn Heil
BH Richmond Beverly Applegate
Baptist Health Medical Group Melissa Payton
WBH Teresa Cash
BH Paducah Tammy Brown
BH Madisonville Hannah Rainwater
BH Corbin Susan Rose
BH Louisville Marcie DeWitt
BH La Grange Kayla Batts
BH Lexington Teresa Smith
Hardin Memorial Susan Nesmith
Bluegrass Family Health Kim Lee
Baptist Health Employer Solutions (Chairs) Traci Elliott
Lisa Steele
Mina Schelling
Brad Klingenberg
HR Council (Co-Chairs) Mike Daugherty
Tim Perry


We look forward to the work of the task force and the champions across the state as we work to achieve our goals and create a culture of health at Baptist that sets an example for the communities we serve and the entire state of KY.


Biometrics and Personal Health Survey


Our mission at Baptist is to become the recognized leader in health and wellness across the Commonwealth. In support of our mission, we have created a state-wide employee wellness program called Healthier Together. Our wellness program is designed to provide you, our valued employee, with tools, resources, incentives and encouragement on your journey to improved health.

To get started on our journey, we will be introducing both biometric screenings and a personal health survey. These tools provide you a baseline understanding of your personal health status and recommended lifestyle changes. These are highly confidential programs with only aggregate data being shared with our wellness leadership team to assist in the development of interventions and programs aligned to our collective needs and interests.

To complete the personal health survey CLICK HERE. The survey will be open from February 9, 2015-March 31, 2015. Click here to find Frequently Asked Questions on the Personal Health Survey.

To schedule your biometric screening appointment, please choose the location that is most convenient for you:


Louisville Madisonville Muhlenberg
Lexington Hopkinsville Corbin
Richmond La Grange Paducah


Click Here to find Frequently Asked Questions on the biometric screenings. By participating in these free programs, you will be eligible to win great prizes!


Smoking Cessation

At Baptist Health, we are committed to helping you succeed on your journey to becoming tobacco-free. There are several different options that are available to help you quit successfully. Even if you have tried to quit in the past and were not successful, don’t give up! Try a different approach and use your resources. We have packaged together some resources that can make quitting easier. Choose from the option that best suits your style and needs. Feel free to mix and match! A combination of counseling and medication yields the best results. Talk to your Doctor about the best program for you. Click here for more information about the program.

Online: (Baptist Health Plan My Quit:

  • 20-minute online video session
  • Provides information for self-help support
  • Plan-To-Quit cards

Classroom: (Baptist Health Beat the Pack)

Self-Help (1-800-QUIT-NOW)

  • State quit line with coaches to help you quit


Watch for the Healthier Together icon throughout the year
 to designate initiatives that promote health and well-being throughout the Baptist family.


Together, we can become a healthier, stronger Baptist.