More than 75 RI Businesses Honored at 23rd Annual Worksite Health Awards

(6.8.2017)
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PROVIDENCE, RI – In recognition of Rhode Island employers’ successful efforts to advance employee wellness and build a healthier Rhode Island, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”) have honored 77 local businesses with Worksite Health Awards. More than 420 business leaders from around the state attended the 23nd Annual Worksite Health Awards ceremony today to celebrate the honorees efforts, which benefit thousands of Rhode Island employees.

The Worksite Health Awards are an opportunity for employers to come together to celebrate and learn from best practices while showcasing the advances being made every day to improve the health and wellbeing of Rhode Islanders at work.

“As the state’s largest health insurer, we’re delighted to continue our partnership with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce as co-sponsors of the 23rd annual Worksite Health Awards,” said Kim Keck, president and CEO of BCBSRI. “Like all of the companies participating in the Worksite Health Awards, at BCBSRI we value the important connection between engaging employees in a robust wellbeing program and successful business performance."

“More than 20 years after launching the Worksite Health Awards, we remain awed by the hard work and commitment of those Rhode Island companies which go above and beyond to make workplace wellness a priority,” said Laurie White, president of the Chamber. “We are once again pleased to partner with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to recognize local businesses and hopefully to inspire even more Rhode Island companies to find creative ways to help their employees live better, healthier and happier lives.”

All Rhode Island businesses are eligible to apply for Worksite Health Awards, which are awarded annually, including small (100 or fewer employees) and large businesses (more than 100 employees). Winners selected are those that demonstrate exceptional health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies after submitting supporting documentation.

For more information about the Worksite Health Awards, winner profiles or event photos, please visit www.bcbsri.com/worksitehealth.

The following companies are the recipients of the 2017 Worksite Health Awards:

Exemplary:
AIPSO
Amica Insurance
BankNewport
Beacon Mutual Insurance Company
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Brown University
Bryant University
Child & Family Services – Human Resources & Wellness Division
City of Warwick
Cooley Group
CVS Health
DeWAL Industries
Dominion Diagnostics
FHR
FM Global
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Gilbane
Hasbro
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Hinckley Allen
Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.
Lifespan: Bradley Hospital, Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan Corporate Services, Lifespan Physician Group, Lifespan School Solutions, Newport Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, The Miriam Hospital
Meeting Street
Navigant Credit Union
Partridge Snow & Hahn
Pawtucket Credit Union
Preventure
Raytheon Company - Integrated Defense Systems
Rhode Island Parent Information Network, Inc. (RIPIN)
Rhode Island Quality Institute
RI Zoological Society - Roger Williams Park Zoo
Saint Elizabeth Community
South County Health
St. Mary’s Home for Children
Taco Comfort Solutions
The Moore Company
The Washington Trust Company
Thielsh Engineering
Toray Plastics (America)
West Bay Residential Services
West Bay Community Action
Wright-Pierce

Superior:
Alex and Ani
American Mathematical Society
AstroNova
Cadence
ChemArt Company
Equity National Title and Closing Services
Glencore Recycling
Ocean State Job Lot
Paul Masse Automotive Group
Pet Food Experts
Plumbers and Pipefitters UA Local 51
Rhode Island Airport Corporation
Rhode Island Housing
Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust
Rocky Hill School
Roger Williams University
Schneider Electric
The StayFit Plan
Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corporation

Outstanding:
Amtrol, Inc.
Living in Fulfilling Environments (L.I.F.E. Inc.)
People's Credit Union
Providence Community Health Centers
The Original Bradford Soap Works
Town of East Greenwich

Achievement:
Elite Physical Therapy

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