Continuum Announces the Acquisition of Health Calls

Apr 26, 2000, 01:00 ET from Continuum

    SPRINGFIELD, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuum announced today the
 acquisition of Health Calls from ACHP, Inc.  Health Calls is a
 telephonic-based health intervention program that produces lower healthcare
 costs, improved health status, and increased employee satisfaction and
 productivity for its client companies and individual participants.
     In the Health Calls program, trained and credentialed counselors are
 supported by specialized proprietary software and a variety of screening
 programs to identify those employees most at risk for serious health problems.
 These employees then receive targeted confidential personal coaching and
 supporting materials to help them achieve positive health and lifestyle
     "Leading organizations are recognizing the relationship between employee
 health and productivity," noted Peter Hotz, Continuum's Founder and President.
 "There is a concurrent need to provide the infrastructure and tools to
 facilitate the advancement of healthy lifestyles.  We believe that
 individualized health and wellness counseling for high-risk individuals is a
 necessary component in the shifting of responsibility for health to the
 individual, which many believe is the most optimal method of controlling
 overall health and benefit costs."
     Continuum is the first national organization to provide integrated
 occupational health and managed care services for the workplace.  The
 Company's comprehensive approach to employee health includes preventive and
 compliance-related services, health promotion and fitness services, and
 workers' compensation and disability management.  Continuum offers multiple
 service delivery capabilities, including a national Exclusive Provider
 Organization (EPO), a wide variety of on-site facilities and services, and
 mobile health units covering North America.  Continuum's health management
 solutions result in reduced costs, improved employee productivity and
 increased administrative efficiency.
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