PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce have recognized 75 companies from across the Ocean State in the 19th annual Worksite Health Awards, the organizations announced Wednesday.
The awards recognize businesses’ efforts at improving the health and wellness of Rhode Island’s employees and their families.
“Our Worksite Health Award winners are proof that it is possible to squeeze health and fitness into our busy lives,” Peter Andruszkiewicz, BCBSRI president and CEO, said in a statement.
“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,” added Adruszkiewicz.
Rhode Island’s businesses were invited to apply by submitting proof of health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies, and winners were chosen based on the number, variety and impact of those health initiatives.
According to the release announcing the winners, some of the most impactful workplace policies including smoking cessation programming, flu shot clinics, blood pressure screenings and walking programs.
“This year’s Worksite Health Award winners have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to helping their employees improve their health and well-being,” Laurie White, president of the chamber, said in prepared remarks.
Thirty-five Rhode Island businesses earned top distinctions as the 2013 Exemplary Winners.
Advanced Pharmacy Concepts
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
CharterCare Health Partners and Affiliates
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP
Kahn Liwin Renza & Co. Ltd.
Lifespan Corporate Services
Moran Shipping Agencies Inc.
Raytheon Co. - Integrated Defense Systems
Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Rhode Island Housing
Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc.
South County Hospital Healthcare System
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co.
The Miriam Hospital
The Wheeler School
Toray Plastics (America) Inc.
Town of Narragansett
Town of Smithfield
West Bay Residential Services Inc.
West View Health Care Center
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
To view all 75 winners, including those from the three other categories - Superior, Outstanding and Achievement - visit: www.bcbsri/worksitehealth.