October 11, 2021
Each year, the Healthiest Employers® awards program honors the best and brightest in workplace wellness. Over the past year and a half, it has become apparent that when it comes to employees’ overall well-being, employers have an incredible opportunity to offer benefits that fit an employee’s unique needs – regardless of where they are in their health journey.
The Healthiest Employers assessment is scored Rubric style on a 1-100 scale. The assessment is made up of six categories with yes/no, multiple choice, and short answer questions, with each question totaling .25-3 points. A Healthiest Employers Index (HEI) is assigned to each applicant to help rank among companies of similar size.
The 6 categories evaluated:
- Culture and Leadership Commitment
- Foundational Components
- Strategic Planning
- Communications and Marketing
- Programming and Interventions
- Reporting and Analytics
The following organizations were named to the Healthiest Employers of Greater Baltimore for the 2021 nomination period. Congratulations to our finalists!
Small (2-249 Employees)
1st b.well Connected Health Inc. – Eldersburg
The b.well Connected Health platform provides an all-in-one integrated solution for consumer engagement, holistic health management, and cost containment. Their program’s primary focus is to create personalized content and resources that empowers their workforce to take control of their health and close gaps in care. Through their internal algorithms, they have been able to track condition compliance, medication adherence, and biometric data to make sure their employees are receiving the most appropriate care. Their leadership team also holds regular “Office Hours” to provide all members of the team a platform that allows their voices to be heard.
“b.well is full of talented professionals with a passion for pushing boundaries, driving consumerism and personalized healthcare experiences, and helping our customers/platform support the rapidly changing landscape of COVID and Vaccine schedules. The result is improved population health for the industry; our employees get to build and experience this every day.” – Sheri Kitchen, Vice President of Operations and Business Dev
2nd SIG, An Alera Group Company – Baltimore
3rd MidPoint Technology Group – Washington, D.C.
Midsize (250-2,499 Employees)
1st Brightview Senior Living – Baltimore
Founded in 1999, Brightview Senior Living builds, owns, and operates more than 40 senior living communities with over 4,500 associates. Operating in 8 states, Brightview offers independent living, assisted living, enhanced care, and care for those living with dementia. 2020 marks Brightview’s 6th straight year of decreased health plan costs. For the past 3 years, they waived insurance premiums as an award to employees for their hard work throughout the years. In addition to the Healthiest Employers award, they have also been named a Great Place to Work and a 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For.
“Over the last decade Brightview has aggressively added to the wellness resources available to all associates to ensure they are caring for themselves and their family members as well as they care for our residents. In a time of great uncertainty, we have enhanced promotion of wellbeing, we have partnered heavily with our EAP provider and continue to provide various wellness campaigns to provide a healthy and necessary distraction to our associate teams who are on the front line of fighting this virus and protecting our residents.” – Ron Bryan, Vice President of Human Resources
2nd Walker & Dunlop – Bethesda
3rd Venable LLP – Washington, D.C.
Large (2,500+ Employees)
1st Bon Secours Mercy Health – Cincinnati, Ohio (Local Office: Columbia)
Bon Secours Mercy Health is the United States’ fifth largest Catholic healthcare ministry, which strives to drive healthcare quality while also reducing costs and addressing community issues. Through targeted interventions, they were able to provide communications to specific subsets of their population to address issues relating to each subset. Despite the global pandemic, in 2020, 63% of employees completed their biometric screening, and 77% completed their age-specific preventive exam.
“Not only are our associates dedicated to their patients’ needs, but they are taking care of themselves and each other, which was essential to meeting the challenges of the past year,” said Nicole Martel, Vice President of Benefits, Well-being, and Associate Health. “We have also been successful in addressing socioeconomic diversity and its impact on well-being. With wellness now ingrained in our culture, associates are able to bring their best self to live the BSMH mission and provide best-in-class patient care.” – Nicole Martel, Vice President of Benefits and Associate Health
2nd Montgomery County Public Schools – Rockville
3rd CGI Technologies and Solutions – Fairfax, Virginia (Local Office: Baltimore)
The Healthiest Employers® survey is scored and powered by Springbuk, a health intelligence platform that simplifies data-driven decision-making with an intuitive user experience, predictive modeling, and curated action steps. Since 2009, Healthiest Employers has been the leading recognition program for employee wellness. Today, we currently host award ceremonies in over 45 regions across the country and applicants are not only eligible for local recognition, but also have the chance to earn a spot on the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. This national award takes the highest scoring applicants from all locations, company sizes, and industries. To sign up for the Healthiest Employers newsletter and get more information on our events, join our mailing list today!