Kaiser Permanente IT Employees Make Donation to ZeroDivide
ZeroDivide is pleased to announce today that it is the recipient of a $7,500 donation from Kaiser Permanente in support of ZeroDivide’s eHealth work. Kaiser Permanente IT staff identified ZeroDivide as their choice to receive the award, which resulted from the employees’ participation in the company’s annual CIO Challenge. The seven-week challenge is led each year by Phil Fasano, Kaiser Permanente’s executive vice president and CIO, and is designed to encourage the company’s IT staff to lead healthier, more active lifestyles.
Fasano congratulated ZeroDivide President and CEO Tessie Guillermo at a Kaiser Permanente IT Town Hall this morning at the Kaiser Auditorium in Oakland, Calif., and thanked his staff for raising the donation through their participation in the CIO Challenge.
“It is such an honor for ZeroDivide to be chosen as a donation recipient by the employees at Kaiser—a company whose support of community health and wellness through the use of innovative technologies is an inspiration to us,” said Guillermo. The grant was presented in front of an audience of more than 100 Kaiser Permanente IT employees and a virtual audience of about 2,000, who watched the event on live stream.
Participants used a smartphone app called Hopp2IT to choose small, repeatable activities they could do to improve their health and track the “ThrivePoints” they earned for each activity. More than 650 Kaiser Permanente IT employees participated in the challenge this year and logged 43,000 activities, or "hopps," using the app. Together, the employees earned a total of 750,000 ThrivePoints for their hopps. Kaiser Permanente agreed to make a donation to a nonprofit if the staff earned more than 250,000 ThrivePoints.