Viridian Health Management Appoints Eric Dinenberg as Chief Medical Officer
Viridian announces the appointment of Robert Eric Dinenberg, MD, MPH, to the position of chief medical officer. Dr. Dinenberg will oversee clinical interventions, innovations in health coach training, and cutting-edge programs that address cost and quality in health care.
“Eric brings a strong combination of industry experience and knowledge in helping patients and employees to achieve greater health and well-being—especially emotional well-being,” said Viridian President and Chief Executive Officer, Brenda Schmidt. “Eric’s significant experience in integrative medicine and stress reduction will be tremendous assets to Viridian and I welcome him as a valued member of the executive leadership team.”
Dinenberg is an occupational medicine physician with internship training in family practice who has worked closely with Viridian during the past several months as he completed his occupational and environmental medicine residency. Based out of San Diego, Calif., Dinenberg is looking forward to sharing his knowledge, expertise and best practices with the Viridian team and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help employers integrate safety and health promotion, reduce health-care coststhat are driven by chronic diseases and promote healthier behavior in the workplace.
Dinenberg earned his medical degree at Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Penn., completed his family practice internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn., his occupational and environmental medicine residency at University of California, San Francisco, and his Master of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley.
Industry Leader in Worksite Health:
Further positioning Viridian Health Management as an industry leader in worksite health, the CDC awarded Viridian a national implementation contract in October 2011 to establish comprehensive worksite health programs based on Viridian’s proven ability to deliver evidence-based programs that enhance employee health, reduce chronic disease and lower health-care costs. The National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP) will focus on employer and employee outcomes in the areas of implementing evidence-based interventions, improving nutritional status, increasing physical activity and reducing tobacco use through individual health coaching, environmental supports and workplace policies. As the NHWP’s implementation contractor, Viridian will provide operational management of the program, conduct individual and organizational assessments, provide implementation support and data collection, and provide training to program participants.
About Viridian Health Management:
Viridian Health Management is recognized as a national leader committed to changing employee health behaviors through targeted, interactive, outcomes-based health improvement programs and services. Viridian’s health promotion and health improvement programs designed for employers, communities and public health agencies creatively maximize employee engagement and drive sustainable behavior change, resulting in measurable risk reduction and health-care cost savings. To learn more, visit online at www.viridianhealth.com, e-mail email@example.com or call 1 877-486-0140.
Jill Brownley, Director of Marketing and Communications
Viridian Health Management
22601 N. 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027