Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating Partners With Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council to Provide Discounts for Hospital Patients and Employees Northwest Community Hospital First Participating Hospital to Offer Program

OTTAWA, Ill., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating (SSHE) and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) have come together to provide MCHC affiliated members with meal discounts for SSHE.

MCHC is a membership and service association comprised of more than 140 hospitals and health care organizations dedicated to improving the health of the public by enhancing access to health care and in assisting its members in improving the delivery of services in the greater metropolitan Chicago area.

The first member hospital to use the new program is Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) in Arlington Heights, Ill. Recently discharged patients and employees of NCH receive a special promotion discount for ordering SSHE meals. Packets of information are provided along with a promotion code that needs to be used upon ordering to receive the discount.

"We were certain we could help with the planning, shopping and cooking for recently discharged hospital patients and their families. When we first spoke to MCHC about a possible partnership, I was immediately enthused about the opportunity to help those who need us to continue with their healing process after being discharged from the hospital," said Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, Founder and President of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating.

Sutton continued, "We are very focused on health and wellness as a company and saw a natural fit to help the hospital's employees stay healthy as well. We know from numerous studies that healthy employees are more productive, happier and enjoy their work much more. We're so glad to offer the discount to them, as well as recently discharged patients."

The idea to partner MCHC and SSHE was born from a personal experience an executive at MCHC had with their own family member who was discharged from the hospital and needed help with healthy, balanced meals. Then, the "light bulb" moment went off about how MCHC could help member's patients and employees.

"We are pleased to partner with Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating as it offers our members a convenient and healthy meal option at discounted prices," said Kevin Scanlan, President and CEO of MCHC.

"We want to encourage our employees and discharged patients to maintain their health," said Bruce Crowther, NCH president and CEO. "By encouraging Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating program, we give them the opportunity to get healthy meals and have a well-balanced diet."

About SSHE:

Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating (SSHE), a family-owned, Illinois-based healthy meal replacement company offers a no-gimmick approach to convenient, healthy eating nationwide. The meal program is scientifically designed and taste-tested. Founded by Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, in 1985, SSHE helps to address patients' desire to lose weight and improve overall health. Seattle Sutton's dedication to health continues today, since all SSHE menus are analyzed on an ongoing basis and adhere to recommended dietary guidelines. SSHE prepares thousands of fresh meals weekly and its innovative approach has helped thousands of people achieve and maintain weight loss without planning, shopping or cooking for themselves. For more information, www.seattlesutton.com or 1-800-442-DIET (3438). For business-related inquiries, 1-888-442-DIET (3438).

About MCHC:

The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) is a membership and service association comprising more than 140 hospitals and health care organizations working together, since 1935, to improve the delivery of health care services in the Chicago area. More information is available on the MCHC Web site at www.mchc.org.

About NCH:

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009, Northwest Community Hospital includes the Busse Center for Specialty Medicine, Day Surgery Center, Home Care, Mobile Dental Clinic, Wellness Center, Youth Center, three Immediate Care Centers and five physician office locations. An experienced team of 1,000 doctors, 4,000 employees and 800 volunteers offers the best in advanced technologies, patient safety, family comfort and compassionate care. The 488-bed hospital in Arlington Heights serves 30,000 inpatients and 370,000 outpatients each year. NCH made Fortune magazine's 2009 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" and holds the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence. Follow NCH on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook!

SOURCE Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating



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