Organizational Wellness

New York State’s Largest Employer, Northwell Health, Partners With Wellhub to Raise the Standard of Wellbeing for its Employees

Oct 16, 2023
Last Updated May 23, 2024

New York, NY, October 16, 2023Northwell Health, New York State's largest healthcare provider and private employer, is partnering with Wellhub, the most loved corporate wellness platform, to set a new standard for employee wellbeing.

Northwell Health's staff has access to Wellhub's diverse network of wellness resources meant to help employees move, eat, sleep, think, feel, and live better. This includes not only access to top-tier gyms and fitness studios like Life Time, Orangetheory, and SoulCycle, but also access to digital apps like MyFitnessPal, Strava, and Headspace, all of which contribute to a holistic approach to wellbeing. With a workforce of more than 85,000 employees, this collaboration showcases how Northwell Health continues to prioritize and support its employees' wellness.

“At Northwell Health, we know that if we positively impact the life of one person, it impacts a household and community, and that all starts with our workforce,” said Maxine Carrington, Chief People Officer at Northwell Health. “Wellhub is one of the best decisions we’ve made to give our team access to wellbeing options that are convenient, affordable and improves their overall quality of life.”

“We are thrilled to partner with New York’s largest healthcare provider, Northwell Health, to establish a new benchmark for employee wellbeing. This collaboration underscores Northwell Health’s commitment to prioritizing the physical and emotional health of its employees, who not only contribute to the organization's success but also play a crucial role in caring for our communities,” said Cesar Carvalho, founder and CEO of Wellhub. “We believe employee wellbeing is the heart of a thriving workforce and we take pride in supporting Northwell Health on this journey, where the wellbeing of each employee has an impact both within the organization and in the communities they serve.”

Companies that support their employees by ensuring they have the right resources to prioritize their wellbeing have happier, more engaged and productive workforces. Research from Wellhub’s State of Work-Life Wellness 2024 report revealed that four out of five employees consider their wellbeing at work to be just as important as compensation.

Wellhub removes barriers and enables people to engage in wellness activities, leading to positive behavioral shifts. 60% of Wellhub users did not have a gym membership before joining Wellhub. Since launching with Wellhub, the Northwell workforce has already been able to make their wellbeing a priority and dedicate more time to personal wellness activities. On average, Northwell employee activity grows by 11% in gym attendance and 8% in wellness app usage every month.

“Getting access to Wellhub’s suite of wellness resources has changed my life,” said Carol Battaglia, AVP of Benefit Operations at Northwell Health. “Whether I want to get a workout in, focus on mental health exercises, improve my sleep or track my nutrition, I’m able to do it all through Wellhub.”

​​Wellhub research revealed that employees who engage in physical activity at least five times a month resulted in a 35% decrease in company healthcare costs. According to Wellhub’s Return on Wellbeing Study, 85% of C-level execs say they view their programs as a cost-savings measure. By prioritizing the holistic wellbeing of its employees with Wellhub, Northwell is fostering a healthier and happier workforce, and in turn can see better productivity, higher retention, and lower healthcare costs.

To learn more about Northwell Health, visit northwell.eduand to learn more about Wellhub and its latest offerings, visit wellhub.com.

About Wellhub

Wellhub is the most loved corporate wellness platform, offering the best network of gyms, studios, classes, personal trainers, and wellness apps - all in one employee benefit. More than 15,000 companies use Wellhub to help their employees move, eat, sleep, and feel better with access to fitness and wellness partners in subscriptions that cost up to 50% less than traditional memberships. Wellhub more than doubles the number of employees engaged with wellness. This widespread participation results in workforces that are 40% less likely to turnover and save their companies up to 35% on healthcare costs. Investing in employee wellbeing is investing in company performance. Get started at wellhub.com.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 80,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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