August 17, 2022
In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce the honorees for the 2022 Healthiest Employers of Ohio.
The applicants of the Ohio region have worked hard up to this point to cultivate the amazing wellness programs that they offer. Their hard work and dedication to the cause is something that all of us can take note of. The companies in this region not only aim to provide wellness but have positioned themselves to excel in all their wellness efforts. In this region:
- 92% utilize wellness vendors
- 84% offer flexible work hours and location
- 79% offer tuition reimbursement
- 73% provide in-house fitness centers
- 71% offer relaxation space in the office
- 66% offer a hybrid model of work
- 60% offer both maternity and paternity leave
We congratulate each company for their placement this year and their continued commitment to employee well-being!
2 to 200 Employees
1st City of Lebanon Ohio– 155 Employees
The City of Lebanon – Ohio is a full-service municipality providing police, fire, parks and recreation, public works, and utility services to the community. The City of Lebanon has a population of 21,000 and is the county seat for Warren County, which is the 3rd fastest growing county in Ohio. They have 155 full-time employees and approximately 30 part time employees.
Robin, an employee of the city for over 14 years, told us about her experience with the wellness program. She recapped her daughter's battle with mental health and opened the door to how the city supported her fully during this time. Robin stated “I took what felt like a huge risk and shared my very personal family struggle; first with my supervisor, then close coworkers, and eventually the City Manager. To great relief, my revelation was met with compassion and understanding. I'll never forget being told ‘family comes first, let us know if there is anything we can do.’ Over the following months, my coworkers stepped in and covered when I had to leave work unexpectedly, left encouraging notes, gave me reassuring smiles, and most of all listened. While the City has always encouraged physical health and provided EAP, they started a new initiative during this time called ‘Start the Conversation’, an interactive workshop designed to get employees talking about mental health / illness and reducing the stigma. It was very encouraging to me as my family continued to struggle.” -Robin Simms, Account Clerk
2nd McGohan Brabender- 200 Employees
Throughout their 50 years in business, McGohan Brabender has been built by people, for people, and is now employee owned! One of their core values harps on strengthening their communities through healthy families. At MB, they provide expert service in benefit plan design, communication, member advocacy, wellness, compliance, and actuarial services. "Empowering Healthier Living" is their proven approach to risk mitigation, which translates to healthier people and lower costs.
“When I started at MB in 2017, I was going through a divorce and a 30+lb weight gain. I, like many others, was comforting myself with food. As a previous athlete, I thought I could eat whatever I like and burn it off in the gym. Reaching the age of fifty, I discovered that it was not that easy anymore! When I was enrolling in MB’s health insurance, I learned that the company takes great interest in their employees and their health. MB provided me with the opportunity to utilize the Naturally Slim program available to all employees. This taught me more about my body and how to see eating as fuel and not comfort. Also, at this time, our health insurance carrier provided me with a step tracker that challenged me to certain metrics daily. I, along with a coworker, took this to heart and held each other accountable daily. It became something we ‘did,’ and everyone knew us as the walkers! I am proud to say that with MB’s help, I have lost 40lbs and was able to keep it off for several years.” - Laura Radvan, Account Manager
3rd Rhinestahl Corporation– 150 Employees
Rhinestahl Corporation was formed in 1967 and is a privately held company with headquarters in Mason, OH, and multiple facilities worldwide. They are the world’s leading solutions provider of OEM-licensed turbine engine tooling, ground support equipment, electrical component test equipment, and aftermarket tooling services across commercial and military aviation and aero-derivative markets.
“I am very grateful for the Rhinestahl Wellness Program and its education to employees, such as challenges, webinars, and in-person events. In particular, I find the onsite biometric screenings very convenient. It makes it easy to complete one of my requirements each year and I love the personal feedback I receive on my numbers.” -Anonymous
4th Marsh McLennan- 173 Employees
5th Continental Office- 150 Employees
6th HORAN- 157 Employees
7th Miami Township- 130 Employees
8th City of Montgomery- 89 Employees
9th City of Mason- 150 Employees
10th LJB Inc.- 157 Employees
11th T-CETRA, LLC.- 159 Employees
12th PeopleOne Health- 98 Employees
201 to 499 Employees
1st Phillips Edison & Company– 275 Employees
Phillips Edison & Company (PECO) is one of the nation's largest owners and operators of omnichannel grocery-anchored shopping centers. Since its founding in 1991, PECO has generated strong results through its vertically-integrated operating platform and national footprint of well-occupied shopping centers. PECO's centers feature a mix of national and regional retailers selling necessity-based goods and services in strong markets throughout the US, and its top grocery anchors include Kroger, Publix, Albertsons, and Ahold Delhaize. PECO remains exclusively focused on creating great omnichannel grocery-anchored shopping experiences and improving communities, one center at a time.
“Five years ago, I was the guy who never went to the doctor. When I started getting the health score and detailed health reports from doing the biometric screening and health risk assessment, I learned I wasn’t as healthy as I thought I was. This prompted me to get on a regular schedule with my primary care doctor to review my annual screening information, which resulted in my being put on a routine preventive medication I wasn’t even aware I needed. Thanks to the combination of this maintenance medication and my participation in the daily workout routines that are offered to us, my health score has improved 29% over the last four years.” -Mike Braswell, Director of Operations
2nd Xavier University– 352 Employees
Xavier University is a private Jesuit university in Cincinnati, OH. Founded in 1831, it is the sixth-oldest Catholic and fourth-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Xavier has an undergraduate enrollment of 5,145 students and a graduate enrollment of 1,506 students. The school’s system comprises the main campus in Cincinnati, OH and regional locations for the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in Columbus and Cleveland. Xavier University is primarily an undergraduate liberal arts institution. It provides an education in the Jesuit tradition, which emphasizes learning through community service, interdisciplinary courses, and the engagement of faith, theology, philosophy, and ethics studies.
“Xavier’s Wellness Program is amazing! One of the best features is the easy way to earn up to $600 per year. Xavier even hosts events to make it easier to earn wellness money, such as onsite biometric screenings. In addition, several programs/events occur throughout the year that motivate me to live a healthier lifestyle. I can choose to participate in as many programs/events that fit my schedule and/or needs. I love the variety of programs and how easy it is to participate.” -Anonymous
3rd Keating Muething & Klekamp PPL– 236 Employees
For more than 65 years, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL has been a pillar of the Cincinnati community. They are a nationally recognized law firm of approximately 130 lawyers. They deliver sophisticated legal solutions to individuals and businesses of all sizes. While the firm has primarily built its reputation in the tri-state area, including Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, their unwavering client-first approach has helped them establish a national and international presence.
“I am very grateful for the KMK Wellness Plan and the programs it offers to employees such as challenges, webinars, wellness fairs, and in-person events. In particular, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the recent program ‘Building a Happier You.’ This program was so effective and I personally feel it has been a ‘life-changer’ for me in terms of recognizing what I can and cannot control in my life, the importance of taking care of my mental health and physical health, as well as tips to manage stress, adversity, and anxiety. I especially enjoyed learning from and sharing with my co-workers, many of whom I would not know on a personal basis otherwise. I look forward to future events and programs.” -Anonymous
4th Sunrise Treatment Center, LLC- 250 Employees
5th Union County- 443 Employees
6th The Urology Group- 300 Employees
7th Casto Management Services, Inc.- 285 Employees
8th Cincinnati Reds- 475 Employees
9th MS Consultants, Inc.- 349 Employees
10th The Dupps Company- 258 Employees
11th Altamira Technologies Corporation- 433 Employees
12th Advizex Technologies, LLC- 201 Employees
500 to 1499 Employees
1st Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. (formerly American Showa)– 617 Employees
Centrally located in the Midwest, Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. develops and manufactures suspension systems for motorcycles, shock absorbers and power steering systems and power-train pumps for automobiles. Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. is a supplier for function products to OEMs in North and Central America. The company also develops the center drive shaft for AWD as well as provides race support.
“In the fall of 2013, I visited our Hitachi Astemo Associates’ Wellness Center for a routine refill on my blood pressure medication. It was during this visit that Lisa Dance, Nurse Practitioner, was listening to my heart and told me that she heard a heart murmur. Lisa ordered an EKG on the spot, which showed no damage to my heart. She then referred me to the Ohio Heart Association for a follow up visit, where it was determined that my aortic valve had a leak in it. In January of 2014, my aortic valve was replaced with a mechanical valve. Once the medical team began surgery, they found an aneurysm on my aorta, which they also repaired. If the Nurse Practitioner, Lisa, had not caught my heart problem, I wouldn’t be here writing my testimony. Thank you, Lisa, I owe you my life! Today, the Hitachi Wellness Center continues to give me the best care I could ever ask for, with regular visits to monitor my PT / INR, as I will be on Warfarin for the rest of my life.” - Jessie Meeks, Hitachi Astemo Americas Employee
2nd Wright-Patt Credit Union– 1148 Employees
Wright-Patt Credit Union has Member Center locations in Southwest and Central Ohio, 40,000+ low-to-no-fee ATMs, thousands of Shared Branching locations nationwide, and an award winning mobile app. Wright-Patt Credit union gives you all the conveniences you expect from a traditional bank, but their personal service and commitment to helping you live the life you want to live sets them apart. Their goal is to be the best credit organization you have ever experienced and the best place their partner-employees have ever worked.
"In a year with so much bad - this program was a reminder to find the good in small things. I have been able to still provide myself with some "soul food" through my wellness journey in all the pillars. Reminding myself that you don't always have to work on everything all at once has given me great peace of mind. I've learned that by focusing on just one piece of my wellness in a given month and succeeding in those goals, rather than taking on too much and risking failure. Throughout this year I've been able to create (and stick to) a payoff plan for my debt free date, focus on decluttering my life, and engage in my community - even if not always in person!” -Anonymous
3rd Standard Textile– 935 Employees
For eighty years, Standard Textile has developed a culture of innovation, quality, and service, earning more than 80 patents for products engineered to deliver durability, longevity, and value. Leveraging textile design, manufacturing, laundry expertise, and their vertically integrated global infrastructure, they serve customers in the healthcare, hospitality, interiors, and consumer markets worldwide.
“I have been an active participant in Standard Textile’s wellness program since we began rolling it out 13 years ago. I have always been interested in learning how to stay healthy and the programs that Standard Textile offers reminds me of how important this is in life. They have helped me and all employees by providing access to an on-site fitness center along with fitness and nutritional programs, wellness resources and activities, financial wellness, and the yearly health screenings just to name a few. The yearly health screenings keep me focused on knowing that I can continue to maintain or improve in certain areas based upon the results; basically keeping me in check so that I don’t have a health issue that creeps up on me. These types of programs that have been offered over the years have also helped me to learn to build and maintain healthy habits throughout my life.” -Lisa Seitz, Vice President- Platform Leadership
4th Memorial Health - 790 Employees
5th NK Parts Industries Inc - 635 Employees
6th American Structurepoint Inc - 677 Employees
7th Health Carousel, LLC- 130 Employees
8th Woolpert - 1312 Employees
9th Messer Construction Co. - 1333 Employees
1500 to 4999 Employees
1st City of Cincinnati– 4940 Employees
The City of Cincinnati is a municipality. As part of the municipality, there are 20 departments, including fire, police, recreation, parks, sewer district, water works, public services, health, and other administrative departments.
The City of Cincinnati's employee, Antonio Young, serves as a great example of a Healthy Hero. He’s someone who best personifies the spirit of public health through a commitment to building a healthier community. He demonstrates thorough knowledge and experience in his field, leadership skills, compassion and sensitivity, and participation in activities that serve to improve the community. He often educates others about potential exposure to harmful pollutants in the air, water, soil, food, and materials in homes and workplaces among other things. Antonio is also very invested in his own personal health focusing on a healy style of life. As a self-proclaimed foodie, he is very cognizant of just what food he puts into his body. In his effort to live a healthy life he is also very invested in his own personal fitness, making sure to try and include exercise everyday. Antonio often encourages those around him to have an optimistic and positive approach to life. He’s always very encouraging and excited about sharing the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. He's a champion for good health and makes healthy living a priority at both home and work.
2nd Montgomery County– 3906 Employees
Montgomery County government services touch almost every aspect of their citizens' lives including bridge and road maintenance, sewer and water system repair and maintenance, protecting the welfare of adults and children, connecting individuals to training and jobs, preparing their communities for disasters, providing judicial services, and providing all other county government services.
“It has been a great experience to join wellness coaching. The specialists are intelligent, care about what they do, and are pleasant to speak to. They listen to all your struggles/goals with health and fitness and help you work through them. They have rational expectations, never shame you, and want to see you succeed. It is incredibly easy to set up an appointment, as there are many different times to choose from. I feel much more confident to accomplish my targets now!” D McDaniel
3rd Gilbane Building Company– 3355 Employees
Founded in 1870, Gilbane Inc., headquartered in Providence, RI, is one of the largest privately held, family-owned, globally integrated construction, real estate, and facility management services in the industry. Gilbane recently celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2020.
When asked what Gilbane’s wellness program has provided employees with, Michelle Paerson, Director of HR, said, “Being a healthy mom and wife is my most important overall goal. I have become familiar with my ‘numbers’ through the annual blood work requirement. Prior to being in the wellness program, my doctor would order tests but I wouldn’t see or discuss the results unless there was a problem. With the wellness program, these numbers are visible to me so I can discuss them with my doctor and compare year after year. Through the wellness program, I am able to receive reimbursement for my fitness expenses to Orangetheory Fitness®. This membership has helped me reduce body fat and extra pounds. And a few years ago, I participated in a wellness step challenge that had me logging more miles than I ever thought possible. I learned that I can accomplish more than I initially thought and this learning transferred into other areas of my life. The well-being program has made my health an ongoing conversation and a priority.” - Michelle Paterson Director of HR
4th Alkermes, Inc. - 1792 Employees
5th ChenMed - 4518 Employees
6th Midmark Corporation - 1880 Employees
7th University of Dayton - 2800 Employees
8th Marcum LLP - 2734 Employees
1st U-Haul International – 14021 Employees
U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. Their customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 176,000 trucks, 126,000 trailers, and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 825,000 rentable storage units and 71.6 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul has also been recognized as one of the top 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America.
"The Shoen Center (U-Haul’s new wellness center) has improved both my mental and physical health. It brings back a college campus feel for me, and I have really enjoyed using the basketball court and meeting new colleagues,” said an anonymous employee.
“I never had a primary care doctor, so having the Healthier You Clinic is extremely convenient. Overall, everything the well-being program has done has helped increase my quality of life." said another anonymous employee.
2nd Bon Secours Mercy Health- 38075 Employees
Bon Secours Mercy Health is leading the way in strategically and nimbly transforming health care delivery and services. Long renowned for providing compassionate, high-value health care through its hospitals and clinical sites in the U.S. and Ireland, the ministry is actively extending health care access, enhancing outcomes and driving value through emerging technologies, investments, and partnerships across four areas of focus.
“As a Bon Secours Mercy Health associate, I can’t say enough good things about Be Well’ program. It has allowed me to become more educated as it pertains to my health. ‘Be Well’ has become my go-to resource because of the support and information they have provided me. The ‘Be Well’ program emphasizes health and makes me a priority. Because of the ‘Be Well’ program, my cholesterol is way down and my blood pressure is not high at all. These results have turned me into a ‘Be Well’ believer. I would tell anyone to participate in ‘Be Well.’ You would be so happy with the results.” -Anonymous
3rd Premier Health – 12795 Employees
Premier Health is the largest comprehensive health care system in Southwest Ohio, with three acute-care hospitals, an extensive network of physicians, numerous affiliate organizations, and more than 100 locations across seven counties. Their mission is to improve your quality of health at every stage of life by improving your access to top-tier health services, expertise, and information.
"The Premier Healthy Living program helps me eat healthier and be more physically active, and helps me to be mindful of important measurements like my blood pressure, total cholesterol, and hemoglobin A1c. My family has a history of type 2 diabetes, so it is important to me to try to reduce my risk. The on-site fitness centers, healthy vending machines, healthy cafeteria options, virtual wellness lunch-and-learns with subject matter experts, and system-wide wellness challenges help me to make healthy choices on a daily basis. In addition to that, the wellness program has really been spotlighting the need for mental health wellness and self-care, especially as healthcare workers. I tried out the virtual meditation sessions as a way to earn some wellness incentive points, then realized that I actually enjoyed it beyond being incentivized for health insurance purposes. My coworkers and I really enjoy the reinforcement." -Amanda Pulfer, Nurse Practitioner
4th CBIZ- 5192 Employees
5th Franklin County Cooperative- 6030 Employees
6th CGI Technologies & Solutions, Inc.- 13426 Employees
7th Cincinnati Public Schools- 5700 Employees
8th TriHealth- 9322 Employees
9th Trilogy Health Services.- 10230 Employees
10th Terracon Consultants, Inc.- 5424 Employees