Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts Reveals Fifth Annual Employer Award Winners

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The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) today announced the winners of its annual WorkWell Massachusetts Awards program. Celebrating Massachusetts employers exhibiting outstanding performance in worksite health promotion, the winners will be recognized at WWCMA's Annual Worksite Wellness Conference at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts

(WWCMA) today announced the winners of its annual WorkWell Massachusetts Awards program. Celebrating Massachusetts employers exhibiting outstanding performance in worksite health promotion, the winners will be recognized at WWCMA's Annual Worksite Wellness Conference at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Archana Kansagra, WWCMA Board Director and Awards & Recognition Committee Chair said, "Now in our fifth year, the WorkWell Massachusetts Awards acknowledge the impressive work underway by employers to improve the well-being and vitality of their employees. It's a great honor to recognize this year's winners, who are leading the way in their commitment to well-being and addressing all the dimensions of an individual - physical and mental health, social connectedness, community involvement and financial security."

The application asks employers to complete the HERO Health and Well-Being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with MercerĐ to assess an organization's overall wellness programming. In return, this provides employers with industry validated tools to measure their efforts against best practices over time. A supplemental application requests additional details on strategic planning, organizational support, program design and implementation, participant engagement, and measurement/evaluation process.

A peer review committee comprised of independent industry experts was appointed by WWCMA to evaluate all applications and provide a free consultative assessment of their program. Applicants are eligible to earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze level award, as well as separate recognition for resilience, innovation and community focus.

The 2019 WorkWell Massachusetts Award winners include:

Gold: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Cambridge Health Alliance Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Kronos Incorporated Signature Healthcare Suffolk Construction ZOLL Medical Corporation

Silver: athenahealth, Inc. Babson College Berkshire Health Systems Borislow Insurance Boston Medical Center College of the Holy Cross Eversource Energy Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Health New England Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Pegasystems UMass Memorial Health Care

Bronze: CDM Smith Flexcon Industries Massachusetts Port Authority Thermo Fisher Scientific Watermark

Resilience (effective strategies for helping employees adapt to difficult personal/professional experiences): Babson College College of the Holy Cross Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Innovator (positively impacting the well-being of employees through inventive and original initiatives): athenahealth, Inc.

Community (lead activities making a profound impact on the health and wellness of a community): Boston Medical Center Eversource Energy Massachusetts Port Authority

"Each year, the number of applications increase as employers take creative new approaches toward wellness at their organizations. We're thrilled that these awards provide meaningful feedback for employers to enhance their programs and encourage them to showcase their successes," said Kristie Howard, Board Chair and Co-Founder, WWCMA.

More information can be found on the WWCMA website for past WorkWell Massachusetts Awards: WWCMA WorkWell MA. Information on the application process for the 2020 WorkWell Massachusetts Award Program will be available in the early spring or can be requested by email: awards@wwcma.org

About WWCMA: The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) is the preeminent, independent and objective resource for well-being in the workplace. A 501c3 not-for-profit member organization, WWCMA champions wellness strategies that help employers encourage healthy employees, healthy families and healthy communities across the Commonwealth. The Council offers innovative wellness best practice education, networking and training along with insightful resources for use by Massachusetts organizations and their corporate wellness teams. Visit us at wwcma.org and follow us @WorkWellMass.

 

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