NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare innovator, OffTheScale® (OTS) is teaming up with Mount Sinai Health System to offer its high impact wellness platform to Mount Sinai's employees. The OTS platform will be used in addition to their existing employee wellness initiatives.
Developed by health and wellness expert Jay Cardiello, who is recognized for his work with celebrities and media and a dedicated team of engagement, healthcare, technology, and marketing experts, the OTS platform and program is unlike any other intervention currently available. Through a multichannel platform, combining in-person sessions, online community tools and mobile applications, OTS delivers structured physical activity, nutritional education and lifestyle change planning to maximize engagement and maintain long term participation and positive outcomes for its users.
The collaboration with Mount Sinai will focus on supporting an established number of employees to identify barriers that hinder them from achieving optimal health, empower employees with a personalized nutritional lifestyle and exercise plan, and connect each employee with an OTS personal change agent and support group. Employees will meet weekly with their OTS change agent and fellow employees who will serve as their team members over a 12 week period
"At Mount Sinai, we are creating a pathway for our employees to achieve their professional goals as well as their health and wellness objectives," said Jane Maksoud, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at The Mount Sinai Health System. "We understand that many of our employees have multiple roles and face multiple stressors, but by offering wellness initiatives that focus on self-care, mindfulness and resilience, our hope is that employees will experience a sense of pride and overall wellbeing, while recognizing their full potential."
"I am pleased to announce that the Mount Sinai Health System's Human Resources Department has launched the OTS initiative at our corporate office," said Abby Schwartz, Director of Wellness at the Mount Sinai Health System. "Our employees will continue to receive personalized support and education over a one year period to foster long term lifestyle change."
"We are excited to partner with Mount Sinai. OffTheScale has proven it can significantly reduce the health risks associated with the development of chronic health conditions, and we look forward to working as part of the wellness team at Mount Sinai," said OffTheScale Co-Founder Ashley John Heather. "OffTheScale combines the best of face-to-face group engagement with high frequency digital engagement tools that deliver effective methods, for not just weight loss and healthy eating, but more importantly long term sustainable lifestyle behavior change."
OffTheScale® was established in New York in 2014 by a team of healthcare, engagement, technology and marketing executives to dramatically reduce the healthcare cost burden associated with our global obesity and other chronic diseases delivered through a multichannel platform, combining in person sessions, online community tools and mobile applications. The OTS platform delivers structured physical activity, nutritional education and lifestyle change action planning to maximize engagement to maintain long term participation and outcomes for substantial numbers of patients, employees and community residents. For more information visit www.offthescale.com.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care. For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.