Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - Well Workplace Award

The Wellness Council of America, with local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin, recently presented its coveted Gold Well Workplace Award to Holy Family Memorial. The award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well being of their employees.

“Good companies know that their employees are their most valuable asset. Great companies adopt policies that support employees’ efforts to reduce health risks and are bold about motivating them through bold strategies, programs and tactics. Great companies know that by improving their employees’ health, they can reduce health care costs,” said WELCOA President David Hunnicutt.

Holy Family Memorial’s Wellness Work Group, led by Judy Check, RN, COHN-S, Employee Health Services Coordinator, worked to meet the rigorous set of criteria set by WELCOA. The group offers HFM employees opportunities to focus on health and wellness, including health risk assessments, comprehensive wellness information on the intranet, wellness challenges, educational opportunities and more.

“We’re proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the support we’ve received for our wellness efforts,” said Check. “These programs are a strategic and integral part of our business.”

As the largest employer in Manitowoc County, HFM is leading the way in corporate health. Organizations interested in becoming a Well Workplace can contact Check at 320-4030 or for insight and assistance.

The Well Workplace Awards initiative is driven by criteria outlined in WELCOA’s seven benchmarks to a result-oriented Well Workplace. Since its inception in 1991, more than 1,000 organizations, ranging from educational institutions to non-profit and profit sectors have joined the list of “America’s Healthiest Companies” by receiving the Well Workplace Award.

“Holy Family Memorial worked hard to successfully meet the rigorous standards set by the Well Workplace process. It is our pleasure to recognize them as the newest Wisconsin employer to achieve Well Workplace status” said Wellness Council of Wisconsin’s Executive Director, Jessica Raddemann.

The Wellness Council of Wisconsin was founded in 1985 by nine employers from the Wisconsin business community. With more than 5,000 member organizations located throughout North America, WELCOA is highly recognized and regarded for their innovative and result-oriented approach to worksite wellness.

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