Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award Winners Announced

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Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award Winners Announced

WELLCOM (www.elevatingwellness.org) will be recognizing more than 20 of the Midlands’ healthiest companies at its annual awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in La Vista. The luncheon will feature a keynote address from Jessica Turner, a best-selling author and lifestyle blogger, on the topic of thriving in work and in life.

The Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon honors organizations for positioning wellness programs as a strategic business opportunity and making a difference in their employees’ lives. WELLCOM also has partnered with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association in recognizing organizations who have achieved excellence at the workplace through wellness initiatives.

This year’s event is in conjunction with WELLCOM’s Q4 Innovative Symposium, “Worksite Wellness and Sustainability – A Thriving Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet and Profit.” Lacy Cagle from the Northwest Earth Institute in Portland, Ore., will be the featured presenter. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the relevance of sustainability and its impact on business strategy, while visiting health and wellness exhibits, and networking with employers from across Iowa and Nebraska.

Award recipients include:
2017 Governor’s Wellness Award
Large Grower: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska; C&A Industries, Inc.; Gallup; RDG Planning & Design; University of Nebraska Foundation. Small Grower: Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands. Large Sower: Bennington Public Schools, CHI Health, Dial Retirement Communities – Nebraska, Hyatt Global Contact Center – Omaha, Nebraska Organ Recovery, Omaha Performing Arts, Streck, Tenaska.

2017 Trek Up the Tower Award
Large Business Corporate Team Award: 1st Place: Berk Up – Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies/National Indemnity Company; 2nd Place: Mutual of Omaha; 3rd Place: Kiewit Corporation. Small Business Corporate Team Award: 1st Place: UNMC College of Allied Health Professions; 2nd Place: RTG Medical – Team RTG; 3rd Place: IPG

Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces Award
First Place – Small and Medium-Sized Category: Lincoln Industries.

To register for the event or for more information about WELLCOM, please visit: www.elevatingwellness.org.