Viridian Health Management, an industry leader in worksite wellness, announced the appointment of Robert Eric Dinenberg, MD, MPH, to the position of chief medical officer. Dinenberg will be responsible for overseeing clinical interventions, health coaching, the development of innovations in health coach training, and the development of cutting-edge programs that address cost and quality in health care.

Faced with escalating health care costs, many employers are turning to worksite health programs to help employees adopt healthier lifestyles, decrease their risk of developing costly chronic diseases and improve productivity. Chronic illnesses account for a staggering 75 percent of the nation’s estimated $2.6 trillion in annual health care costs.

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