September 29, 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 Virginia for the 2021 nomination period. Congratulations to our finalists!
1st Altamira Tech Corp – Fairborn, Ohio (Local Office: McLean)
As a leading mission partner to the defense and intelligence communities, Altamira provides advanced engineering and analytics to innovate the missions of Space Superiority, Cyberspace Dominance, and Battlespace Awareness. To create interest in their wellness programs, they offer credits for program usage. Participants can earn additional credits through the completion of tasks throughout the year. Altamira maintains a close relationship with their vendor partners to ensure personalized coaching and resources are provided to all employees.
“The Healthy Living Program is a core value within Altamira’s portfolio of outstanding benefits, and inspires employees to challenge themselves, value their health, and have fun. I’ve never seen a corporate program with more universal appeal, passion, and engagement, due to the program’s ability to easily scale to a variety of abilities and interest levels. In 2020, Altamira created a wellness website for employees, created an internally produced-and-starred cooking show, and participated in a nationwide heart walk despite the pandemic, raising over $7,500 for the National Heart Association.” – Caroline McConnell, Chief Human Capital Officer
1st City of Alexandria – Alexandria
The City of Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located on the Potomac River near Washington, D.C. It is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. Known as the "Work'n Well" program, they work to decrease risk by providing onsite preventive care solutions, such as vaccinations, onsite mammograms, and onsite dental exams. Despite the global pandemic, program participation increased by 7%, as several engaging virtual options were offered to combat isolation.
“The City of Alexandria’s wellbeing program, Work’n Well, is a hallmark of the commitment of our workforce and embodies our organizational core values – respect, integrity, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We know that employee health and wellbeing is not just critical to individual success and performance, it’s critical to business performance and the communities we serve.” – Shawnda H. Howard, MSOD, CCP, Chief Human Resources Officer
2nd Brightview Senior Living – Baltimore (Local Office: Staunton)
3rd Collaborative Solutions, LLC – Reston
1st Bon Secours Mercy Health – Cincinnati, Ohio (Multiple Local Offices)
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 Jacobs – Dallas, Texas (Local Office: Arlington)
3rd Newport News Shipbuilding – Newport News
4th CGI Technologies and Solutions – Fairfax
5th SpartanNash – Byron Center, Michigan (Local Office: Norfolk)
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!