RI Businesses Earn Healthy Workplace Awards from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce



In recognition of Rhode Island employers’ successful efforts to keep employees healthy, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) together with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) distributed Worksite Health Awards to 75 deserving local companies. At the 19th Annual Worksite Health Awards ceremony, over 300 members of the business community gathered to celebrate their collective efforts at improving the health and wellness of thousands of Rhode Island employees and their families.


“Our Worksite Health Award winners are proof that it is possible to squeeze health and fitness into our busy lives,” said Peter Andruszkiewicz, BCBSRI president and CEO. “These organizations have succeeded in integrating health and fitness into their company cultures. They are a testament to the positive impact wellness can have on employee performance and, ultimately, on an organization. BCBSRI commends these organizations for their commitment to their employees’ health and well-being.”

 “This year’s Worksite Health Award winners have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to helping their employees improve their health and well-being,” said Laurie White, president of the GPCC. “They have seized an important opportunity to encourage healthy habits and prevent health problems among employees and their families, which is much deserving of recognition.”


Dr. Peter Salgo, a professor at Columbia University, an Emmy Award-winning medical journalist and a practicing surgeon, was the keynote speaker for the event. He said, “It is not enough to trust our physicians or our employers to keep us out of trouble. We all have an obligation to lead healthier lives.”


Rhode Island businesses were invited to apply for the award by submitting proof of health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies. Winners were chosen based on the number, variety and impact of those initiatives. Some of the most impactful worksite offerings included smoking cessation programming, flu immunization clinics, blood pressure screenings and walking programs. All Rhode Island businesses are eligible for Worksite Health Awards, which are awarded annually. 


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members.  The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit BCBSRI.com and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.


The mission of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is to foster the development of a positive and productive business climate for our community through economic development, business-to-business relationship building and effective public policies and government.


(Please note: A list of the 2013 award winners follows, organized by company location.)




2013 Worksite Health Award Recipients

The companies listed below are the recipients of the 2013 Worksite Health Awards. The highest award level is Exemplary, followed by Superior, Outstanding, and Achievement.



Bristol County Savings Bank, Achievement        

Bristol Warren Regional School District, Outstanding

Roger Williams University, Superior                   

Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corporation, Outstanding         



Boston Scientific, Exemplary

Coventry Public Schools, Achievement



Cadence, Inc., Superior

Coastway Community Bank, Superior    

Hospital Association of Rhode Island, Superior

Swarovski North America Limited, Superior

Taco, Inc., Exemplary



TriLiteral, LLC, achievement    


East Providence

Bradley Hospital, Exemplary     

Equity National Title and Closing Services, Inc., Outstanding       



AIPSO, Outstanding     

FM Global, Exemplary  



Amica, Exemplary        

FHR, Outstanding         

Town of Lincoln, Outstanding    



Raytheon Company - Integrated Defense Systems, Exemplary    



Town of Narragansett, Exemplary         



BankNewport, Exemplary         

Newport Harbor Corporation, Outstanding         

Newport Hospital, Exemplary

Newport Public Schools, Achievement   



North Kingstown

Advanced Pharmacy Concepts, Exemplary

General Dynamics Electric Boat, Exemplary      

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Exemplary         



Cooley Group, Exemplary         

Pawtucket Credit Union, Superior          



Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Exemplary    

Brown University, Superior       

CharterCare Health Partners and Affiliates, Exemplary  

Gateway Healthcare, Inc., Outstanding  

Gilbane, Exemplary       

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Achievement

Hasbro, Inc., Exemplary           

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, Exemplary        

Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd., Exemplary      

Lifespan Corporate Services, Exemplary

Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc., Exemplary

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Superior      

Partridge Snow & Hahn, Superior

Providence College, Exemplary 

Providence Housing Authority, Superior

Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital, Exemplary     

Rhode Island Housing, Exemplary         

Rhode Island Medical Imaging, Inc., Exemplary

Rhode Island Quality Institute, Superior  

Rhode Island Zoological Society, Superior                      

The Miriam Hospital, Exemplary

The Rhode Island Convention Center, Superior   

The Wheeler School, Exemplary

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Exemplary



Kenyon Industries, Inc., Superior           



Bryant University, Exemplary

FGX International, Superior       

Navigant Credit Union, Achievement

Smithfield Public Schools, Achievement

Town of Smithfield, Exemplary  


South Kingstown

South County Hospital Healthcare System, Exemplary

South Kingstown School Department, Outstanding          



Tiverton School Department, Outstanding



Atrion Networking Corporation, Achievement    

City of Warwick, Superior         

Crowne Plaza, Exemplary

Eaton Corporation, Superior                  

Rhode Island Airport Corporation, Achievement

The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, Exemplary      

West Bay Residential Services, Inc., Exemplary

West View Health Care Center, Exemplary       


West Greenwich

Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District, Superior



The Moore Company, Outstanding        

Westerly Hospital Healthcare, Outstanding        

Wood River Health Services, Inc., Outstanding
































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