For the first year, MedHQ will be hosting the Heart of the Business Conference to underscore its commitment to how personal health impacts professional health and wellbeing. This conference aligns with the MedHQ team’s participation in the American Heart Association Heart Walk.
Heart of the Business Conference will focus on the importance of wellness in all aspects of personal and professional life with presentations on the importance of mental and physical health in your business, as well as coaching and enhancing employee engagement.
Spending seven years as a member of the American Heart Association Chicago Metro Board of Directors and now serving on several National Committees, MedHQ’s Chief Operating Officer, Rita Hernandez Figi is directing the planning and execution of the event, “MedHQ is committed to demonstrating how mental and physical health impacts the business. Business leaders will learn insights on how to incorporate health initiatives into their own workplace, and how focusing on wellbeing will positively impact their bottom line.”
“We have managed large group health and benefits plans since the founding of our company,” explains Tom Jacobs, MedHQ CEO. “As our experience has shown, a serious proactive approach to wellness can lend significant benefits to individual as well as organizational health. And the positive impact extends to company culture as well. Having been inspired by Rita’s commitment to the AHA, we’re thrilled to launch this first-ever Heart of the Business event!”
Speakers and topics covered include:
Opening Address: Health and Wellness Initiative from the American Heart Association
- Brian Shields, Associate Executive Vice President – Midwest Region, American Heart Association
Keynote Speaker: Boost Your Emotional Intelligence
- Judith Wright, Wright Foundation
This event will have two separate tracks, one focusing on employee wellness and the second focusing on organizational wellness.
Employee Wellness Track
- Importance of Mental and Physical Health of Your Business
- Wellness Coaching
Organizational Wellness Track
- Health Care Revolution – What Top Companies are Doing to Revolutionize Health Care
- Organizational Development
Grace Lichtenstein, MS from Humana will give the closing presentation on Enhancing Employee Engagement Through Positive Psychology.
This event is being held on Thursday, September 19 at mHub in Chicago from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm with a cocktail reception to follow.
In conjunction with the Heart of the Business Conference, MedHQ is participating in The American Heart Association Chicago Heart Walk on Friday, September 20, and is committed to raising $100,000 for the organization. MedHQ invites all participants in the conference to join them on the walk.
Click here to find the full agenda, register for the event and help MedHQ reach their fundraising goal.