More Than 30 Area Companies Honored at WELLCOM Luncheon

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More Than 30 Area Companies Honored at WELLCOM Luncheon

(OMAHA, Neb.) – WELLCOM recently recognized more than 30 of the Midlands’ healthiest companies at its annual awards luncheon on Nov. 7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in La Vista.

Hosted by Malorie Maddox, WOWT (Ch. 6) evening news anchor, the luncheon featured a keynote address from Jessica Turner, a best-selling author, and lifestyle blogger, on the topic of thriving in work and in life.  This year’s ceremony also included a tribute to WELLCOM and WELCOA founder, William M. Kizer, who passed away in August at the age of 92.

The Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon honors organizations for positioning wellness programs as a strategic business opportunity and making a difference in their employees’ lives.

WELLCOM recognized organizations who received the Governor’s Wellness Award, the Trek Up the Tower Corporate Team Awards, and the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces Award.

WELLCOM has partnered with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association in recognizing organizations who achieved excellence in the workplace through wellness initiatives. The awards included the 2017 American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index and Workplace Healthy Food and Beverage Golden Apple Award, and the American Diabetes Association’s Health Champion Designation.

“The companies recognized during the Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon are to be celebrated not only for achieving a prestigious award, but also for providing a culture of health for their employees,” said Rebecca Vinton, president, and CEO of WELLCOM. “All the award winners have achieved a level of excellence that truly sets them apart in making our community a healthier place to work, live and play.”

The 2017 awards recipients include:

2017 Governor’s Wellness Award

Large Grower:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

C&A Industries, Inc.

Gallup

RDG Planning & Design

University of Nebraska Foundation

Small Grower:

Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands

Large Sower:

Bennington Public Schools

CHI Health

Dial Retirement Communities – Nebraska

Hyatt Global Contact Center – Omaha

Nebraska Organ Recovery

Omaha Performing Arts

Streck

Tenaska

2017 Trek up the Tower Awards

Large Business Corporate Team Award:

1st Place: Berk Up – Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies/National Indemnity Company

2nd Place: Mutual of Omaha

3rd Place: Kiewit Corporation

Small Business Corporate Team Award:

1st Place: UNMC College of Allied Health Professions

2nd Place: RTG Medical – Team RTG

3rd Place: Interpublic Group

Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces

First Place – Small and Medium-Sized Category:

Lincoln Industries

American Diabetes Association Health Champion Designation:

Des Moines University

Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands

Fusion Medical Staffing

Lincoln Industries

National Information Solutions Cooperative

Nelnet

Midland University/Dodge County Head Start

Streck

University of Iowa

University of Nebraska Foundation

The University of Nebraska at Omaha

WoodmenLife

American Heart Association Workplace Health Solution Award:

Gold:

Meredith Corporation

Silver:

Creighton University

HDR

Omaha Steaks

Streck

Bronze:

Hubbell Realty Company

Nelnet

University of Iowa

The University of Nebraska at Omaha

Woodmen Life

Zoetis, Lincoln, Ne.

Early Adopter:

Omaha Performing Arts

Signature Performance, Inc.

American Heart Association’s Workplace Healthy Food and Beverage Golden Apple Award

Amphibious Medics

Clinton High School

Creighton University

Fusion Medical Staffing

Kearney County Health Services

Pharmacists Mutual Companies

Scranton Manufacturing Co.

Telligen

Union Pacific Railroad

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa and South Dakota

For more information about WELLCOM or how your organization can apply for a worksite wellness award, please contact Rebecca Vinton, president, and CEO, (402) 934-5795 or rvinton@elevatingwellness.org.

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