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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 July 5, 2016
Woman balancing on pier posts
We all stumble over some of life’s challenges — so it’s important to focus on what helps us find and maintain our balance. Read More
Posted June 24, 2016
Starting line for half-marathon
From start to finish, get the true story and real lessons of one employee’s first half-marathon — and first puppy. Read More
Posted June 21, 2016
Leigh in a martial arts pose
Martial arts and African drumming are just what the doctor ordered to keep this Highmark Health employee healthy! Read More
Posted June 14, 2016
Jessica Orris
Knowledge is power. That’s what this Highmark employee learned by fighting a condition that affects up to 1 in 10 women. Read More
Posted June 12, 2016
Haiti mountains
Dr. Rhonda Johnson shares the tears and triumphs of her recent mission trip to Haiti. Read More
Posted June 7, 2016
Jodie Ruediger in a radio studio
A former dancer, busy community events leader and type A personality pushes through a sometimes debilitating disease. Read More
Posted June 3, 2016
Leesa and her daughters
Leesa’s mother taught her a valuable lesson when she went away to college. Leesa passed it along to her own daughters, twice. 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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