Orlando, FL, November 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- According to the American Heart Association, most sedentary adults take approximately 2,500 to 3,500 steps a day. The Association recommends taking at least 10,000 steps each day to maintain a healthy body and mind. During the month of October, Jackson Therapy Partners stepped up to the challenge with a new company-wide program, Steps to Success!
“Step” 1: The office was broken into teams and each team chose a charity to represent. Organizations represented included Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, Central Florida Children's Home, Toys for Tots Brevard County, Grassroots.org, Central Florida Coalition for the Homeless, Mustard Seed of Central Florida, Smile Train, Special Olympics and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
“Step” 2: Each participant received a pedometer which was worn daily for four weeks to log their steps. At the end of each week, their total steps were calculated and the team with the highest average received a prize for the week.
“Step” 3: At the completion of the program, the three teams with the highest cumulative average received a cash prize to be donated to their charity.
Jackson Therapy’s president and CEO, Scott L’Heureux, commented on the program, stating, “We wanted a program that would jumpstart an individual lifestyle change in our employees while working as a team towards a greater good. At the end of the program, our employees had walked more than 11 million steps and three distinguished organizations benefited from our sore feet!”
Organizations benefiting from the program are Mustard Seed of Central Florida, the Special Olympics and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida. For more information on Jackson Therapy Partners and the Steps to Success program, visit http://www.jacksontherapy.com/.
Awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for meeting exceptionally high standards related to healthcare quality, Jackson Therapy Partners provides top-quality physical, speech and occupational therapy services to more than 3,500 healthcare facilities in all 50 states. Boasting a prestigious list of clientele including top-ranked organizations by U.S. News and World Report and Fortune, therapists can rest assured that they’ll be placed in a setting that will foster both personal and professional growth.
Jackson Therapy Partners is part of Jackson Healthcare, a family of companies that serve more than two million patients in nearly 1,000 hospitals and clinics each year by providing clinician staffing, anesthesia management, hospital management and healthcare information technology solutions.
About Jackson Therapy Partners
Jackson Therapy Partners (JTP) provides top-quality physical, speech and occupational therapy services to more than 3,500 healthcare facilities in all 50 states. The largest therapy-focused staffing firm in the nation, JTP has been awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for meeting exceptionally high standards related to healthcare quality. JTP offers its therapists the best benefits, compensation and employment opportunities in the industry, while providing unmatched customer service to healthcare organizations. For more information, call 800-774-7785 or visit www.jacksontherapy.com.
About Jackson Healthcare
Founded by the healthcare innovator Richard Jackson, Jackson Healthcare serves more than two million patients in nearly one thousand hospitals each year. The Jackson family of companies provides physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management, hospital management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes, as well as increase operational efficiency. Jackson Healthcare has earned national media coverage for its physician polls and champions local and international charitable work. In addition, Jackson has been recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing staffing companies in the country by the Inc. Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Trend and Staffing Industry Analysts. For more information about Jackson and its companies, visit JacksonHealthcare.com.
For more information, contact:
800-774-7785 x 6201