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Lifeclinic Health Station Helps Make Hyatt ‘Best Place to Work in Hawaii’

August 15, 2008

BURTONSVILLE, Md., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Lifeclinic International, Inc.’s automated blood pressure monitor and health testing station was cited as one of the reasons Hawaii Business Magazine named Kauai, Hawaii’s Grand Hyatt Hotel “Best Place to Work in Hawaii” for 2008.

Hawaii Business Magazine recognizes companies that invest in their staff and create a positive work environment. Annually, businesses from all over Hawaii apply to be considered for the magazine’s list. Applicants undergo detailed reviews, including employee interviews. Those employers who meet certain standards are included on the “Best Workplace” list and are ranked according to their score.

The Grand Hyatt is the largest private employer on the island of Kauai and was honored in the large business category. One reason the Grand Hyatt was named the “Best Place to Work” is because of its innovative health and wellness program created to promote better health among its staff. A key feature in helping the staff measure, track and record their progress is a Lifeclinic LC500 health testing station located in the Grand Hyatt’s employee cafeteria.

“All the Hyatt Hotels in Hawaii are progressive and work to think outside the box when it comes to the operations and comforts of not only their customers but also their employees. The challenges they and all hotels face in Hawaii is maintaining their trained work force. By keeping them and their families healthy and able to work in a safe environment they are able to keep their work force intact. This lowers costs for training and lost days, and increases productivity. They have achieved this by having safety training programs, family health fairs, hot meals, a ‘Life Balance’ program, and discounted and or free stays at other Hyatt properties,” says Tai Over, President of Lifeclinic’s Hawaiian distributor, Blood Pressure?.

Over continues, “The Lifeclinic LC500 fits into the Grand Hyatt program by providing the best technology available for self-monitoring and as stated by the employees of the hotel in the Kauai Business News, ‘The Lifeclinic LC500 health monitor is one of the reasons the Grand Hyatt Kauai ROCKS!’”

The Lifeclinic LC500, which has automated blood pressure, weight, body fat, BMI and blood oxygen tests, along with glucose meter upload capability, is an important part of corporate employee wellness programs. Additional peripheral input ports include infrared and USB for interfacing with various personal health devices including pedometers. Employees can easily navigate through the LC500′s interface of test options and health information via a 10.4″ color LCD touch screen.

The LC500 is Internet-ready for secure, HIPAA-compliant, open source integration into most network environments and can be connected to existing wellness applications so that all data gathered by it can be saved. The LC500, along with Lifeclinic’s Web-based GroupStat management system, can collect, track and manage real-time biometric data, for individuals or in the aggregate, to improve the overall outcome of corporate health programs. Employees can also manage their own data from any Web browser via http://www.lifeclinic.com/ or the employer’s own Web site or health portal. Optional features include both a magnetic stripe and barcode reader for employee identification badges and cards.

About Lifeclinic International, Inc.

Lifeclinic was established in 1976 as Vita-Stat Medical Services, Inc. Since then, it has grown to be the world’s largest supplier of commercial, automated, blood pressure monitors and health stations. Lifeclinic monitors can be found in over 30,000 pharmacies and 5,000 worksites wellness centers, medical clinics and health clubs worldwide, accounting for 500 million blood pressure measurements annually. Lifeclinic monitors, health stations and management systems encourage individuals to take an active role in their healthcare and provide corporate management with tools to help reduce costs while simultaneously improving the health of individual employees.

Please visit http://www.lifeclinic.com/ for more information about Lifeclinic, or visit http://www.lifeclinic.com/lc500.aspx and http://www.lifeclinic.com/groupstat.aspx for information about the LC500 and Lifeclinic’s GroupStat management system, respectively.

Lifeclinic International, Inc.

CONTACT: Shane Knee of Lifeclinic International, Inc., +1-301-476-9888,sknee@lifeclinic.com

Web site: http://www.lifeclinic.com/




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