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Is an Executive Physical Worth It?

“With power comes great responsibility.”

This old saying applies to many different facets of life, but it is never more appropriate than in the business world. An organization’s leaders are frequently the team members who take on the biggest projects and sacrifice the most to ensure the organization’s goals are accomplished. Likewise, business leaders are rewarded for their contributions, usually receiving perks such as a generous bonus, extended vacation time or a reserved parking spot. These traditional executive benefits may do well to show an organization’s appreciation for solid leadership, but don’t take into account the toll that long hours and often stressful work can have on an individual’s health. In fact, a 2018 study conducted by Harvard Business Review found that company leaders worked over 62 hours a week on average. With such a demanding schedule, finding the time to look after one’s health is challenging, at best.

Following the untimely death of one of its executives at age 48 in 2018, Bon Secours Mercy Health created Harness Health Partners to provide innovative healthcare services that improve employees’ well-being and productivity. With the majority of a person’s time spent at work, to be fully effective, health and well-being should start there. One of the first services offered by Harness Health Partners was the Executive Health Program, created specifically for busy executives to prevent further tragedies from undetected health problems.

How does an Executive Physical differ from a traditional wellness visit?

An Executive Physical is a condensed and comprehensive exam, tailored specifically for the needs of each patient. The Harness Health Partners Executive Physical program offers bloodwork and other tests completed in advance of the appointment day, so the examination can focus on any problem areas detected, and all results can be delivered the same day. Supplementary screenings or services normally requiring additional appointments with offsite specialists are delivered on location during the appointment.

What are the benefits of an Executive Physical?

Executive Physicals are designed to provide a thorough physical exam around the schedule of a busy executive. Specifically, with the Harness Executive Physical program, this means patients receive white-glove treatment with the option for a black car ride to the executive suite, where a dedicated nurse assists them throughout the experience. The experience typically takes no longer than 3-4 hours, and every treatment is provided with no wait. The Executive Physical also offers a suite of specialized services including resiliency coaching, sleep studies, dietician consultation, recreational sports assessment, PSA and testosterone testing for men (if requested) and gynecological exams and digital mammography for women (if requested). Every Executive Physical ends with a full report of findings and recommended steps to take to improve health.

Is an Executive Physical worth it?

If prioritizing the health of your employees, and solidifying the future of your organization are important, this answer is a resounding “Yes!”

The core purpose of an Executive Physical is to detect health conditions and prevent loss of life. By doing so, the program protects the individuals who are integral to the success of the business, and accomplishes this task with minimal disruption to their work. We harness the power of healthy leaders by delivering an integrated healthcare experience, customized to provide the best care and add value to individual and organizational well-being. On top of this, clients report increased employee retention by demonstrating to their team members the importance of their health and well-being.

Executive Physicals at Harness Health Partners

Following the untimely death of one of its executives at age 48 in 2018, Bon Secours Mercy Health created Harness Health Partners to provide innovative healthcare services that improve employees’ well-being and productivity. With the majority of a person’s time spent at work, to be fully effective, health and well-being should start there. One of the first services offered by Harness Health Partners was the Executive Health Program, created specifically for busy executives to prevent further tragedies from undetected health problems. Learn more about our program or contact us today.

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