Building Healthier Communities

Healthy Lives has partnered with other health systems to expand this innovative program across the country.

Baptist Health Care, based in Pensacola, Fl., is a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare organization committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service.

Baptist Health Care includes four hospitals, two medical parks, Baptist Manor, Baptist Leadership Group, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Lakeview Center, Baptist Medical Group and Cardiology Consultants. With more than 6,000 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

In order to carry out BHC’s commitment to its employees and the surrounding community Baptist Health Care launched the Healthy Lives program in 2012. Darlene Stone, Vice President of Human Resources for BHC says, “Baptist Health Care was excited to form such a valuable partner with Franciscan Health and Wellness on the Healthy Lives program. This very important initiative is improving the health of not only our own team members and dependents but also improving the health of our community through our employer strategy. In healthcare, we must have the competencies to manage the health of a population. The unique and distinctive elements of the Healthy Lives program positioned our health system to meet this need at an accelerated pace. With over 90% participation in our program, we expect to see dramatic results year one in our claims expense but more importantly in the improvement of the health and well-being of those we serve.”

For more information, contact Meghan McCarthy at (850) 437-8432 or

St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. (St. Dominic’s), based out of Jackson, Miss., is a Catholic non-profit health system sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations and programs dedicated to the same mission of Christian healing. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Group, New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.

St. Dominic’s launched the Healthy Lives program for its employees and their families in October 2013 as part of its current employee wellness program. St. Dominic’s is dedicated to helping its team of caregivers lead healthy lives in an effort to fulfill its Christian healing ministry.

Founded in 1906, McLeod Health is a locally owned and managed, not-for-profit organization supported by the strength of nearly 650 members on the medical staff and more than 1,200 full time nurses.  In addition to its modern facilities, premier technology and equipment, McLeod is dedicated to improving the health of the residents of the communities served.  McLeod Health is composed of approximately 6,200 employees and more than 50 physician practices in nine counties.  With five hospitals, McLeod Health also operates a Health and Fitness Center, Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, a Behavioral Health Center, Hospice, and Home Health Services.  The hospitals within McLeod Health include: McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Darlington, McLeod Dillon, McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast.