PBN names 2018 Healthiest Employers

THIRTY-NINE WINNERS have been selected in the sixth Healthiest Employers program put on by Providence Business News. The companies' rankings will be revealed Wednesday, Aug. 9.
THIRTY-NINE WINNERS have been selected in the sixth Healthiest Employers program put on by Providence Business News. Winners will be announced Wednesday, Aug. 9.

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has named the 34 winners in the 2018 edition of the Healthiest Employers recognition program.

Winners were chosen based on responses to 65 questions that encompass communication and marketing, culture and leadership commitment, foundation components, programming and interventions, reporting and analysis, and strategic planning by organizations to promote wellness.

Winners will be celebrated at an Aug. 9 luncheon at the Providence Marriott Downtown where their rankings will be revealed. This year, Kate McDonald, CEO and founder of bnourished, will be the keynote speaker.

The evaluation and scoring of the applications was done by Healthiest Employer LLC, which works with more than 6,000 employers across the nation to promote workplace wellness and provide the information for organizations to improve their staffs’ health. Winners have been divided into five categories based on the number of company employees.

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The presenting sponsor of the event is Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Partner sponsors are CVS Health Corp., and Tufts Health Plan.

The 2018 Healthiest Employers honorees, listed alphabetically in size categories:

2-149 Employees:

  • Elite Physical Therapy
  • Epec Engineered Technologies
  • Groov-Pin Corp.
  • Parkinson Technologies Inc.
  • R-Keough Construction Inc.

150-499 Employees

  • AstroNova Inc.
  • Collette
  • Cooley Group
  • Dave’s Marketplace
  • Dominion Diagnostics LLC
  • Gentle Giant Moving Co.
  • Pawtucket Credit Union
  • Providence Community Health Centers Inc.
  • Thielsch Engineering Inc.
  • Wright-Pierce

500-1,999 Employees

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Bryant University
  • Gilbane Inc.
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc.
  • South County Health

2,000-4,999 Employees

  • Benchmark Senior Living
  • Brown University
  • CBIZ & MHM
  • FM Global
  • Ocean State Job Lot
  • Toray Plastics (America) Inc.
  • Tufts Health Plan

5,000+ Employees

  • Cintas Corp.
  • CVS Health Corp.
  • Fidelity Investments Inc.
  • International Game Technology PLC
  • Lifespan
  • U-Haul International

The event celebrating the Healthiest Employers will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 9, at the Providence Marriott Downtown.

To purchase tickets to the event, visit the PBN Events Page.

Rob Borkowski is a PBN staff writer. Email him at Borkowski@PBN.com.