September 16, 2008

The Christ Hospital Contracts With Best Upon Request to Provide Work-Life Balance for Employees

Employees at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, now have access to an on-site concierge service provided by Best Upon Request, a national organization based in Cincinnati. To help reduce the demands and stress of everyday life, more than 3,700 employees of The Christ Hospital may contact the concierges to request errand running, car services, grocery shopping, event planning, information research and more.

"The Christ Hospital considers employee engagement and a balance between home and work life critical components to being an employer of choice and a leader in patient-focused care," said Susan Croushore, President and CEO, The Christ Hospital. "Having a partner like Best Upon Request is just one more way we're making The Christ Hospital one of the greatest places to work in Cincinnati."

Tillie Hidalgo Lima, president/CEO of Best Upon Request said, "By providing concierge services to employees, we'll be caring for the caregivers. Our partnership with The Christ Hospital is a testament to our mutual core value of compassion."

About The Christ Hospital

The Christ Hospital is a 555-bed, not-for-profit acute care facility, offering services in cardiovascular care, spine treatment, women's health, major surgery, cancer, behavioral medicine, orthopedics, emergency care, kidney transplant and others. The hospital also offers The Christ Hospital Medical Associates, a primary care physician practice with several office locations throughout the Tristate. The Christ Hospital is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top hospitals, and has been named Cincinnati's Most Preferred Hospital for 12 consecutive years by National Research Corporation (NRC). For more information about The Christ Hospital, visit

About Best Upon Request

Established in 1989, Best Upon Request is a national certified Minority and Women Business Enterprise offering on-site concierge services as a viable and highly utilized employee benefit, and an innovative approach to holistic, patient-focused care. Concierge services are designed to enhance employees' work/life balance, leading to increased retention, satisfaction and productivity. Best Upon Request ranked 50th on the 2008 Hispanic Business magazine's Fastest-Growing Companies list and is a finalist for the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for the third consecutive year.

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