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FISH! Philosophy Makes a Splash in One of the Most Traditional Industries.

Rising Medical Solutions Infuses Lively Culture into Unchartered Waters

CHICAGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two unusual characters - the healthcare industry and an employee handbook An employee handbook (or employee manual) details guidelines, expectations and procedures of a business or company to its employees.

Employee handbooks are given to employees on one of the first days of his/her job, in order to acquaint them with their new company and
 - are defying the norm. Rising Medical Solutions, a medical cost containment cost containment,
n the features of a dental benefits program or of the administration of the program designed to reduce or eliminate certain charges to the plan.
 and care management company, has taken creativity to a whole new level by infusing its unconventional culture into the company's holy grail: the employee handbook. Embracing the FISH! Philosophy The FISH! philosophy was created by John Christensen. On a visit to Seattle, he observed how animated and happy the employees at Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market were in their work. , Rising has published a compelling page-turner and received recognition in the process.


The FISH! Philosophy is a set of simple, practical tools aimed at cultivating an employee culture of engagement, positivity and purpose. The result: happy employees, stellar communication and ecstatic customers.

It's an inspiring philosophy that Northwestern Mutual Financial Network's Strategic Employee Benefit Services (SEBS) has used to establish a "Make Their Day" recognition program, which applauds outstanding business acts. SEBS recently honored Rising for making a big splash Big Splash could refer to:
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  • The Big Splash (book), (1990) by Louis A. Frank and Patrick Huyghe
 in Best Practices in Human Resources.

"Rising has transformed that standard black and white, dry employee policy handbook into a colorful, motivational and even witty 'Play Bill.' Same vital content, just presented in a more memorable way for greater employee comprehension and retention of the material," says Susan Special, Northwestern Mutual Benefit Consultant. "Rising not only captures the 'gold standard' of best practices in HR, but the essence of the FISH! Philosophy."

"We designed our employee handbook as a bold and catchy Broadway show 'Play Bill' program to engage employees," says Sarah Hulsey, Rising's Talent Manager who came up with the idea. Rick Thompson, Rising Vice President of Talent Management and Administration adds, "We're not a boilerplate A phrase or body of text used verbatim in different documents such as a signature at the end of a letter. Boilerplate is widely used in the legal profession as many paragraphs are used over and over in agreements with little modification or no modification.  company. A little creativity and care goes a long way; our employees and clients feel that defining difference."

Prior to this award, Rising has been noted for cultivating a strengths-based culture of passionate people, that fosters cutting-edge innovations and ecstatic customers. The result: superior employee and client retention.

About Rising Medical Solutions Inc. Rising Medical Solutions is a national medical-financial solutions firm that provides medical bill review, hospital bill review and medical cost containment services to the group health, auto, workers' compensation, and liability markets. Inc. magazine and the Private Company Index (PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.

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