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Our Stories

In these posts, employees across Highmark Health share personal stories about their individual, workplace, and community health experiences. You’ll find posts about weight and fitness challenges, coping with serious illness, and caring for loved ones as well as stories about career growth and volunteer activities.

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Posted June 21, 2017
Cathy Battle holding a box of diapers in front of a mural near the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank warehouse
Cathy Battle’s work has helped thousands get access to diapers — and earned her Highmark Health’s 2017 Jefferson Award. Read More
Posted May 16, 2017
Jess holding her son Henry in an outdoor setting
Touch, taste, sight, sound and smell — get creative with our mommy blogger’s suggestions to help wake your toddler’s senses. Read More
Posted April 7, 2017
Parenting can create time challenges, so it’s important to focus on the health choices you (and your child!) have each day. Read More
Posted March 20, 2017
Dr. Lonie Haynes applies lessons he learned in the military to help create an inclusive, mission-focused workplace. Read More
Posted December 28, 2016
Women at informal meeting
The Women’s BRG is a hub for career and wellness development, including advice from top female executives. Read More
Posted November 13, 2016
Matt Stehl running at the New York Marathon
When Matt learned he had prediabetes, he knew he needed to make some changes. Slowly but surely, he’s made the uphill climb. Read More
Posted November 9, 2016
One of our first Business Resource Groups, SALUD ensures that Latino Americans are represented within Highmark Health. Read More

The Caring Place

Since 1997, the Highmark Caring Place has helped thousands of families by providing support for grieving children. By creating awareness of their needs and offering programs and services for children and their families, the Caring Place creates an empowering atmosphere for managing grief.

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