2012 Worksite Wellness Award Winners

Congratulations to the 79 employers that received awards!

All worksite wellness efforts deserve praise. Governor Shumlin and Health Commissioner Chen  signed certificates recognizing the programs of all 79 applicants.

Each year, as the number of applicants grows and the competition becomes fiercer, we tweak the application and review process to make it more effective. We currently use a point system for objective questions that applicants answer online, and for subjective essays that our team of 20 wellness experts reviews. Worksites are separated by number of employees, so that small offices are compared to other small offices and large organizations face off with others their same size. Points totals determine which of six award levels a worksite receives.

The first level of Award is the Governor’s Recognition. It acknowledges employers who are experiencing rapid growth and interest in the area of health promotion.  These companies demonstrate an understanding of health management planning principals. In the interest of time, we ask Governor’s Recognition winners to get their certificate after the ceremony — we have them at the registration table.

 The second level of Award is the Governors Rising Star.  It recognizes employers who have created programs that encourage employees to take responsibility for their health with regular exercise, nutritious meals and wellness care. They show potential for developing strong wellness programs with measurable results.

The next level of award recognition is the Bronze Award Category.  Bronze recipients are implementing creative & successful worksite wellness initiatives.  These businesses and organizations have created successful programs that encourage and support their employees in developing a healthy lifestyle.  They demonstrate a solid foundation and understanding of key components for future program growth and success.

The next level of recognition is the Silver award.  Silver recognizes organizations and businesses that have expanded their wellness programs beyond awareness and education.  Silver recipients incorporate supportive policies into their business plan, demonstrate senior level support, dedicate resources to worksite wellness, and concentrate on individual behavior change.

The Gold award recognizes employers that have developed comprehensive, results-oriented health management programs. Their programs are strategic, connected to the employer’s mission, and demonstrate that planning, resource allocation, and outcome measurement are key to successful implementation.

 The Gold Standard is our highest level award. It is granted to worksites that have won Gold previously and continue to provide outstanding wellness initiatives based on ongoing assessments of employees’ wellness needs and goals, that engage a significant percentage of employees, with leadership support and measurable results.

THE WINNERS ARE:

1-10 Employees

Town of Berkshire

Town of Charleston

Village of Derby Center —Gold

Village of Derby Line —Silver

Town of Marshfield —Bronze

Town of Whittingham

11-50 Employees

asicNorth

Bogner of America

Chittenden Solid Waste District —Gold Standard

City of Vergennes

Hallam-ICS —Silver

Hickok & Boardman, Inc.

Hickok & Boardman Group Benefits and Financial Planning —Silver

Marathon Health

Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District

Rutland Housing Authority

Town of Castleton —Bronze

Town of Killington —Silver

Town of Lyndon —Bronze

Town of Richmond

Vermont Housing Finance Agency

Vermont League of Cities and Towns —Gold

51-150 Employees

Ben & Jerry’s  —Gold Standard

City of Barre

Dwight Asset Management Company —Bronze

Engelberth Construction, Inc.  —Silver

Hearthstone QHHP

Heritage Family Credit Union  —Gold

Northeast Kingdon Learning Services, Inc.

RockTenn

Sonnax Industries, Inc. – SILVER

The Richards Group

Town of Rockingham/Village of Bellows Falls

Vermont Gas Systems

151-500 Employees

Addison Central Supervisory Union

BioTek Instruments, Inc. —Silver

BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont —Gold Standard

City Market

Counseling Service of Addison County —Gold

FoodScience Corporation

Franklin County Home Health Agency, Inc.

Greater Burlington YMCA —Bronze

Green Mountain Power —Rising Star

HEI / The Equinox Resort & Spa

Husky Injection Molding Systems —Silver

Johnson State College

Lyndon State College SHAPE Facility

Merchants Bank —Bronze

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

New England Federal Credit Union

Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc. —Bronze

Northfield Savings Bank

Passumpsic Savings Bank

Plasan North America

Rutland Mental Health Services —Gold Standard

The Vermont Country Store —Gold Standard

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group —Rising Star

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

501-999 Employees

Brattleboro Retreat

Central Vermont Public Service —Gold

Champlain College

Chittenden South Supervisory Union

City of Burlington —Gold

Dealer.com —Gold Standard

GE Healthcare

Goodrich Corporation —Gold Standard

National Life Group —Silver

Northwestern Medical Center  —Gold Standard

Norwich University

PC Construction Company

Springfield Medical Care Systems, Inc. —Bronze

1000+ Employees

Central Vermont Medical Center —Rising Star

Fletcher Allen Health Care —Silver

HowardCenter —Rising Star

MVP Health Care —Gold Standard

Price Chopper/Golub Corporation —Gold

Rutland Regional Medical Center

State of Vermont —Gold

Stratton Mountain Resort —Bronze

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