2019 Worksite Wellness Award Winners

Congratulations to all of this year's winners! Our awards are based on the nationally recognized CDC Worksite Wellness Scorecard. Points are assigned for proven health promotion strategies in the key areas of organizational support, tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, chronic disease management, stress management, occupational health and safety, preventive vaccinations and diseases, and community resources. There are a total of 106 questions weighted for a maximum score of 228 points. This year we had 60 applications and are recognizing 54 awardees. In all, 40 organizations below primarily operate in Louisville, while 14 are located outside of Louisville. This year’s awards are presented by Dr. Jim Frazier, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Norton Healthcare.

Fleur de Lis Award Winners

Five years ago, the planning committee created this special award, the “Fleur de Lis” for companies who excel in their wellness efforts by hitting their wellness targets/goals. We are very excited to continue this award again this year to four outstanding organizations within the size categories of small, medium, large and very large.

These organizations achieved high scores on the Center for Disease Control Health Scorecard, but also provided evidence and documentation to support their efforts. Some of the criteria in the process include:

  • Top Management support: This is critical for success and continued implementation of wellness programs. This includes an established Mission/Vision Statement along with a defined plan for ongoing development and purpose for support.

  • Program variety: Utilization of various means for extending the wellness programs including lunch and learns, webinars, assessments, incentive/reward programs and classes.

  • Community engagement: Activities including walk-a-thons, service related projects like the Mayors Give a Day of Service and other team building opportunities.

  • Targeted improvement increases: Highlighted growth and improvements. For example high increase in participation rates and other success stories.

 In our 5 years of extending this recognition, our past recipients have been: American Printing House for the Blind (2018), Baptist Health Floyd (2017), Christian Care Communities (2016), Humana (2016), Insuramax (2014), Kentucky Center for Performing Arts (2016), LG&E and KU Energy (2016), Musselman Hotels (2017), Norton Healthcare (2015, 2018), Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (2015), Paducah Bank (2018), Raytheon (2014, 2015), The Down Chemical Company (2014, 2015, 2018), and UPS Airline (2014). 

These outstanding organizations continue to inspire other companies toward wellness success.

Very Large Category (750+ employees)    GE Appliances, A Haier Company   GE Appliances offers an onsite, multidisciplinary care team to employees that provides health coaching, fitness instructors, chronic disease education and management services, and alternative approaches to managing pain. This team, in collaboration with community partners, was able to reduce the number of days employees were away from work by half (50%). By utilizing the WellWithin app, employees were able to better track their biometrics, meditation, and improve their knowledge of proper and safe techniques in a manufacturing plant. Using a pilot program called  Lineside Prevention , GE Appliances was able to decrease the number of injuries by 64%, improving employee health, productivity, and days away from work.

Very Large Category (750+ employees)

GE Appliances, A Haier Company

GE Appliances offers an onsite, multidisciplinary care team to employees that provides health coaching, fitness instructors, chronic disease education and management services, and alternative approaches to managing pain. This team, in collaboration with community partners, was able to reduce the number of days employees were away from work by half (50%). By utilizing the WellWithin app, employees were able to better track their biometrics, meditation, and improve their knowledge of proper and safe techniques in a manufacturing plant. Using a pilot program called Lineside Prevention, GE Appliances was able to decrease the number of injuries by 64%, improving employee health, productivity, and days away from work.

Medium Category (100-249 employees)    Fastline Media Group   Fastline Media Group made significant strides in its wellness program over the past year. It now offers free healthy snacks for employees, including fresh fruit and flavored sparkling water. It is partnering with Fifth Third Bank to provide quarterly financial wellness seminars, hosted its first annual corporate health fair that was a huge success, and participants in the in the 90-day team step challenge walked over 61 million steps. Through its hard work and commitment to employee health, Fastline saw significant increases in the number of employees who attained platinum, gold, and silver status in its Go365 wellness program.

Medium Category (100-249 employees)

Fastline Media Group

Fastline Media Group made significant strides in its wellness program over the past year. It now offers free healthy snacks for employees, including fresh fruit and flavored sparkling water. It is partnering with Fifth Third Bank to provide quarterly financial wellness seminars, hosted its first annual corporate health fair that was a huge success, and participants in the in the 90-day team step challenge walked over 61 million steps. Through its hard work and commitment to employee health, Fastline saw significant increases in the number of employees who attained platinum, gold, and silver status in its Go365 wellness program.

Large Category (250-749 employees)    Algood Food Company   Algood Food Company reorganized its AlWell Wellness Team this past year, which brought new energy into its wellness program. These changes led to a 50% increase in engagement and a significant increase in the number of employees who achieved platinum status in its Go365 wellness program. Employees could earn financial incentives and contributions to their Health Savings Accounts by completing quarterly wellness initiatives, increasing participation in its wellness program.

Large Category (250-749 employees)

Algood Food Company

Algood Food Company reorganized its AlWell Wellness Team this past year, which brought new energy into its wellness program. These changes led to a 50% increase in engagement and a significant increase in the number of employees who achieved platinum status in its Go365 wellness program. Employees could earn financial incentives and contributions to their Health Savings Accounts by completing quarterly wellness initiatives, increasing participation in its wellness program.

Small Category (<100 employees)    HealthWorks Medical, LLC   HealthWorks Medical, which provides wellness services to multiple clients, practices what it preaches. Its wellness program offers annual wellness physicals and blood work for employees and includes spouses to encourage employee engagement. When HealthWorks realized that its growth and dedicated approach to service excellence was impacting the stress and morale of employees, it implemented a new “STOPit” app. This program allows employees to anonymously report stressful situations for which they need help. HeathWorks encourages innovation to correct bottlenecks, which decreases employee stress, improves productivity, and allows the employees to provide better customer service.

Small Category (<100 employees)

HealthWorks Medical, LLC

HealthWorks Medical, which provides wellness services to multiple clients, practices what it preaches. Its wellness program offers annual wellness physicals and blood work for employees and includes spouses to encourage employee engagement. When HealthWorks realized that its growth and dedicated approach to service excellence was impacting the stress and morale of employees, it implemented a new “STOPit” app. This program allows employees to anonymously report stressful situations for which they need help. HeathWorks encourages innovation to correct bottlenecks, which decreases employee stress, improves productivity, and allows the employees to provide better customer service.

Platinum Winners

Not pictured: Guess, Inc. (5-time winner 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (Ashland, KY) (5-time winner 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Gold Winners

Not pictured: Apriss (1st time winner), Signature Healthcare (1st time winner), and Strategic Communications (4-time winner 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Silver Winners

Bronze Winners

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