WellStar Health System expands Best Upon Request concierge service to six additional hospitals

MARIETTA, GA., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It has been a big year for WellStar Health System. The organization has partnered with West Georgia Medical Center of LaGrange, Georgia, in addition to acquiring five Tenet Healthcare Corporation hospitals. Joining them in this expansion is Cincinnati-based Best Upon Request Corporate, Inc. (BEST). BEST, an on-site concierge service provider, is offered to WellStar team members as a benefit to demonstrate how much they are valued by their employer.

BEST first partnered with WellStar in 2009 to serve employees at Kennestone and Cobb Hospitals. In late 2015, the concierge program expanded to Douglas and Paulding Hospitals, as well as the WellStar Administration Building and WellStar Corporate Office. This year, BEST grew with WellStar, staffing seven concierges at six additional hospitals.

Each BEST office offers errand running services such as oil changes, shopping and food deliveries as well as traditional services such as event planning and information research. These services, available to all WellStar team members, reduce stress by helping employees balance the demands of their home and professional lives. As WellStar continues to expand, BEST's services will be a standard employee benefit.

"After WellStar Health System merged with West Georgia Medical Center and acquired five Tenet Healthcare Corporation hospitals, Best Upon Request was one of the employee benefits these employees were most excited about," said David Anderson, WellStar's executive vice president of human resources and organizational learning and chief compliance officer. "These services are making a difference for our team members every day in ways that count and the response to the program has been incredible."

Tillie Hidalgo Lima, BEST's president/CEO said, "As WellStar expands, they continue to invest in their people. Our program supports their initiative to show how valued their employees are by making a difference in their lives. We are thrilled to move forward with WellStar and be a part of their culture and community."

About WellStar:

WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. WellStar consists of WellStar Medical Group, 240 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, homecare, as well as 11 hospitals: WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital), WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, North Fulton, Paulding, Spalding Regional, Sylvan Grove and Windy Hill hospitals. As a not-forprofit, WellStar continues to reinvest in the health of the communities it serves with new technologies and treatments. For more information, visit wellstar.org.

About BEST:

In business since 1989, Best Upon Request is a certified Minority and Women Business Enterprise, and Corporate Plus® Member of the NMSDC, providing on-site concierge services to organizations nationwide. BEST helps employees save time and decrease stress, resulting in increased engagement and commitment to their employer. BEST ranked 393rd on the 2013 Hispanic Business magazine's 500 Largest U.S. Hispanic-Owned Companies, and won the 2009 Cincinnati Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Visit www.bestuponrequest.com for more information.


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