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Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) Announce Winners for 4th Annual Employer Awards

Tuesday, October 16, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melissa Matheson
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The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) has announced the winners of its annual WorkWell Massachusetts Awards program aimed to recognize Massachusetts employers for their exemplary work in worksite health promotion. Winners will be recognized at WWCMA’s Seventh Annual Worksite Wellness Conference being held today at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

The WorkWell Massachusetts Award program criteria is based on the following:

1. The HERO Employee Health Management (EHM) Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer– a tool designed to help organizations learn about best practices, discover opportunities to improve their programs, and measure progress over time. 
2. A Supplemental application which asks applicants to provide details on their strategic planning and organizational support, program design and implementation, participant engagement, and measurement and evaluation process.

Employers are eligible to earn a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award.

In addition, this year included two new award categories –the Innovator Award and the Community Award. The Innovator Award recognizes outstanding creative efforts to positively impact wellness of employees through inventive and original wellness initiatives. Winners are selected by a panel of judges who award entries based on innovative initiative design, creativity, application, value and employee impact. The Innovator Award winners think outside-the-box and challenge the status quo and conventional norms. Leading and not following, these award winners take chances in the pursuit of new ideas!

The Community Awards celebrates companies that lead employer activities that have a profound impact on the health & wellness of a community. Winners are selected by a panel of judges who award entries based on outstanding service, support, and concern for the wellness of their community. Passionate about helping their community, the community award winners exhibit outstanding contributions.

WWCMA appointed a Peer Review committee of independent industry experts to review the applications and designate the award winners and categories.

The 2018 WorkWell Massachusetts Award winners include:

Gold 

  • Berkshire Health Systems
  • Signature Healthcare
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Suffolk Construction (dual winner)
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Silver 

  • Health New England
  • Pegasystems
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries
  • Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • CDM Smith
  • Kronos (dual winner)
  • Athena Health
  • Borislow Insurance
  • Boston Medical Center (dual winner)
  • UMass Memorial Healthcare

Bronze 

  • Babson College
  • Watermark
  • Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Brightsphere Investment
  • Grand Circle Corporation
  • Flexcon Industries
  • Tocci Building Companies

Community Award 

  • TripAdvisor
  • Kronos

Innovator Award 

  • Suffolk Construction
  • Boston Medical Center

“We are proud to recognize these innovative Massachusetts employers for their commitment to employee health and well-being”, states Kristie Howard, WWCMA Board of Directors Chair. “The WorkWell Massachusetts Awards is an important program put forth to honor the work being done to improve the health and vitality of our communities, employers, and individuals. I hope that sharing these success stories will help advance the collective knowledge for the WWCMA community of individuals and organizations working to make a difference in people’s lives.”

The application process and more information on the 2019 WorkWell Massachusetts Award Program will be available in the early spring of 2019.

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



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