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Virgin Pulse CEO Chris Boyce and Ochsner Health System to Discuss Next Generation Wellness at HR Southwest

Boyce to Address Creating a Culture of Wellness with Ochsner Health System

Framingham, Mass. - (October 2, 2014)

Virgin Pulse, the market leader in the rapidly-growing employee health engagement category, today announced that CEO Chris Boyce will speak at HR Southwest alongside Susan Piglia, AVP Corporate Wellness at Ochsner Health System, on the growing trend of holistic wellness programs among Fortune 1000 companies. The session “Beyond Cost Savings: Next-Generation Wellness Molds High-Performing Companies,” taking place on Tuesday October 7 from 3:15pm-4:15pm CT, will be part of the 4th annual HR Southwest, the largest regional human resources conference in the United States.

Part of the Business Management Strategy track, Boyce and Piglia’s presentation will discuss how organizations are increasingly taking a holistic approach to employee well-being by supporting all aspects of health, increasing employees’ energy, productivity and motivation at work and beyond. Piglia will share how Ochsner Health System created a comprehensive employee wellness program that not only supports employees’ holistic health, but supports Ochsner’s company culture and mission as well.

“It’s extremely important we support all areas of employees’ well-being so they can feel their best at work and beyond,” said Susan Piglia, AVP Corporate Wellness at Ochsner Health System. “Employees who feel their best are able to bring their best to work. By going beyond physical health and supporting employees across all aspects of their well-being, we’ve seen 89% of eligible employees enroll in the program.”

“Showing your employees you care about their overall well-being has major benefits when it comes to employee engagement,” said Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse. “At Virgin Pulse, our mission is to change lives for good and help people live better every day, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing through the success stories at Ochsner Health System. By offering tools and resources that support all areas of employees’ well-being, Ochsner Health System has maintained a workforce full of energetic, productive and focused employees.”

About HR Southwest:
The HRSouthwest Conference (HRSWC) is the leading regional human resources event in the United States and the State of Texas SHRM Conference. HRSWC provides more than 100 educational sessions from thought-leading speakers, numerous networking events and an exciting Marketplace of more than 200 HR solutions and services. More information can be found at www.hrsouthwest.com.

About Virgin Pulse:
Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps employers create a workforce with the energy, focus, and drive necessary to fully engage at work and in life. With its award-winning, online platform, the company fosters healthy daily habits and sustainable behavior change that help employees thrive at work and across all aspects of life. Unlike narrowly-focused employee health and engagement solutions, Virgin Pulse is a hub of consumer-focused strategies and innovative tools that set the foundation for a company’s engagement efforts. More than 250 industry leaders representing 1.5M+ employees have selected Virgin Pulse’s programs to reinvigorate their workplace. Learn more at virginhealthst.wpengine.com.