UnityPoint Health announced today it has partnered with Limeade Inc., a Bellevue, Wash.-based technology company, to develop its "OnPoint for Health" wellness program for UnityPoint Health employees.  


Now the 13th-largest nonprofit health system in the country, with more than 28,000 employees, West Des Moines-based UnityPoint Health is among a number of corporate clients of Limeade. Limeade's client list includes leading health institutions such as Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and Swedish Medical Center, as well as consumer and technology companies like Quicken Loans Inc. and Nokia Networks.


Limeade gained notoriety in January when its CEO, Henry Albrecht, told Inc. magazine that the company has a strict "No Jerks" hiring policy that's also written into employees' job descriptions.The company last month was named a "best company to work for" for a second consecutive year by Seattle Business magazine.


In a release, Albrecht said his company's top priority is to delight customers. "We look forward to a long-term partnership with UnityPoint Health and are completely focused on ensuring the 'OnPoint for Health' program engages employees, enhances their culture, and supports their mission," he said.


UnityPoint's new employee wellness program designed by Limeade features employee health, well-being and performance challenges that emphasize preventive care with measurable improvement.


In addition to health-focused challenges, UnityPoint Health rewards employees for participation in culture-building activities that include employee surveys and internal initiatives such as recognizing co-workers whose passion makes UnityPoint Health a great place to work.


"Our goal is to enhance our culture of wellness, while also inspiring personal and organizational change," Dr. Mark Barnhill, UnityPoint Health's medical director of care management, said in a release. "Like many leading health systems, we have an unwavering desire to increase engagement in high-value health services and lead the way in modeling a healthy lifestyle for the communities we get to serve."