Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Announces Annual Worksite Wellness Award Winners
Bellarmine University Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Davenport; Dr. James Frazier, Norton Healthcare Vice-Resident of Medical Affairs and Dr. Sarah Moyer, medical director for the Department of Public Health and Wellness today presented the annual Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Worksite Wellness Awards to 40 Louisville businesses and 10 businesses from other parts of the state.
The companies were recognized at the Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville’s Annual Conference and Awards Presentation held at the Gheens Foundation Lodge at Beckley Creek Park. More than 250 representatives from businesses across the state attended the conference to learn best practices and proven strategies for reducing health risks and improving quality of life for their employees.
The awards recognize small, medium and large businesses that lead the way in implementing evidence-based health interventions and strategies. The awards are based on the nationally recognized CDC Worksite Wellness Scorecard. Points are assigned for proven health promotion strategies in several areas, including tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, and stress management.
Mayor Greg Fischer praised the businesses for enhancing a core city value of seeing Louisville become a healthier city. “Businesses, large and small, are recognizing that a healthy workforce is good for the bottom line, and it’s good for our city’s overall economic health,” the Mayor said. “We really appreciate these businesses for the compassion they show to their employees.”
The awards were presented to:
Bronze level: (5) Total
Kentucky Lottery Corporation
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC.
Silver level: (8) Total
American Printing House for the Blind
Briggs and Stratton (Murray, KY)
Chemical –Industrial Engineering
Hardin Memorial Health Services
James Marine Inc. (Paducah, KY)
Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary Inc.
Gold level: (24) Total
Assured Partners NL
Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering (Paducah, KY)
City of Mayfield (Mayfield, KY)
Epic Insurance Solutions
Holland Stivers Inc. (Paducah, KY)
Louisville Metro Government
Masonic Homes of Kentucky
McCracken County Fiscal Court (Paducah, KY)
Paducah Bank (Paducah, KY)
Park Community Credit Union
Passport Health Plan
Rockcastle Regional Hospital Respiratory Care Center (Mt Vernon, KY)
Steel Technologies LLC
University of Louisville
University of Louisville Physicians
Volunteers of America Mid-States
Platinum level: (13) Total
Baptist Health-Floyd Memorial Health Services
Brown Forman Corporation
Christian Care Communities
Dow Chemical Company
Kentucky Center for Performing Arts
LG&E and KU Energy LLC.
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (Ashland, KY)
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (Bowling Green, KY)
In addition to the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, four companies were recognized with the “Fleur de Lis” award. This award was created to honor businesses of small, medium, large and very large sizes who were hitting and, in some cases, exceeding their wellness targets. These companies also have top management committed to health and wellness initiatives and offer a variety of opportunities for employees to obtain health information from lunch and learns and webinars to exercise classes. They are committed to community engagement by encouraging employees to participate in community walks and runs as well as the Mayor’s Give a Day Week of Service.
The four companies honored with the Fleur de Lis award were: Epic Insurance Solutions (small), Musselman Hotels (medium), Baptist Health – Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services (large) and KentuckyOne Health (very large).
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown annual Worksite Wellness Conference and Awards are planned and coordinated by the Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville. The Council fosters healthy work environments and serves as a resource for worksite wellness in metro Louisville.
In addition to the annual conference and awards, HR professionals gather monthly with peers for facilitated Wellness Conversations and workshops. Past topics have included wellness strategy, success with committees and wellness champions, addressing stress at work and smoking cessation, among others. The monthly conversations and workshops are opportunities to hear and share best practices and local success stories and improve worksite wellness efforts. For more information visit www.Louisvilleworksitewellness.org or call Matt Schwartz, council chairperson, at (502) 451-1121 ext. 140.