Blue Cross, Greater Providence Chamber announce 2022 Worksite Health Awards

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-four businesses across Rhode Island have earned recognition as healthy workplaces from the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

The Worksite Health Awards recognized businesses that offered emotional and physical support for employees’ health and well-being throughout the past year, through mental health first aid practices and various initiatives such as a virtual live cooking demonstration, a virtual dance, a “rejuvenation room,” a “gratitude garden,” and bingo and painting nights.

“Every year, I love learning about the different ways that the Worksite Health Award winners are helping their employees thrive – with programs focused on mental, physical and financial well-being,” said Melissa Cummings, executive vice president and chief customer officer of Blue Cross. “Sharing successes is an important part of these awards, and with so many companies headquartered in Rhode Island, their best practices are inspiring other businesses here and elsewhere. The winners prove that investing in wellness is good for their employees and their business – and that’s definitely something worth celebrating.”

As many people continue to work remotely, finding ways to improve workers’ health and well-being remains a priority, Blue Cross said.

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“The Providence Chamber is pleased to once again partner with Blue Cross to recognize the outstanding efforts of so many Rhode Island businesses to support the physical and emotional well-being of their employees,” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. “The honorees are examples of the dedication and creativity businesses are demonstrating in taking care of their people and making the overall health of their employees a top priority in unique and innovative ways.”

All Rhode Island businesses of any size are eligible to apply for the Worksite Health Awards. For a full list of winners, visit

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