2023 Healthiest Employers of Virginia

October 19, 2023

2023 Healthiest Employers of Virginia

In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Virginia. All applicants were considered for our Healthiest 100 Workplaces America award, which was announced on October 4, 2023

84.2% of Virginia companies surveyed are on a hybrid schedule where employees are in the office on specific days. 15.8% work onsite or in-person and 0 companies are fully remote. 

Additionally, some notable statistics from this year’s groups include:

  • 84.2% of companies have a game room or lounge onsite for employee breaks
  • 73.7% offer group fitness classes for employees and teams to stay active together
  • 63.2% have a formal mentoring program in place 
  • 36.8% provide adoption assistance and reimbursement opportunities for adoption fees, court costs, or travel
  • 10.5% have introduced bring your dog to work availability

Congratulations to this year’s finalists!

*Please note that employee counts are based on full-time employees. 

100 to 499 Employees

1st Prince George County – Prince George – 290 Employees

Prince George County is governed by five elected Supervisors in a traditional Board structure and holds both legislative and administrative responsibilities. The Board enacts ordinances, adopts resolutions, and manages tasks like tax levies, budget creation, fund appropriation, and general oversight of County operations. The day-to-day functioning is overseen by a County Administrator, ensuring efficient coordination across all aspects of County administration.

The County has partnered with PPCN, a third-party vendor, to implement the "HealthMaprx" program, which focuses on chronic disease management, specifically targeting diabetes and cardiovascular health. The success of the HealthMap program is attributed to its multifaceted approach, incorporating incentives, relationship-building, education, empowerment, and fostering accountability among employees. One notable outcome of the program is observed among diabetes participants, who have demonstrated a reduction in their A1C numbers. Notably, 100% of high-risk A1C numbers have decreased, and the average A1C numbers have seen a significant 1.5% decrease. Additionally, participants have achieved cholesterol LDL numbers notably lower than the benchmark of 100, with an average of 80.

Beyond the health improvements seen in program participants, a key indicator of success lies in the cost comparison between engaged and non-engaged members. Members actively engaged in the program cost the health plan $3,793 annually. In contrast, non-engaged members incur higher costs, amounting to $6,496 annually. This cost disparity underscores the economic benefits of employee engagement in the HealthMaprx program, demonstrating its impact not only on health outcomes but also on healthcare costs for the County.

2nd Altamira Technologies Corporation – McLean – 360 Employees
3rd Consumer Technology Association – Arlington – 145 Employees
4th M9 Solutions LLC – Arlington – 140 Employees

500 to 4,999 Employees

1st City of Alexandria – Alexandria – 2,500 Employees

The City of Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located on the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C. It is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. With more than 2,500 employees working for the City of Alexandria, it is a city largely populated by professionals working in civil service.

The City of Alexandria offers two distinct and impactful benefits. Through its partnership with Behavioral Health vendor Spring Health, employees have access to on-demand mental and emotional resources, unlimited coaching via text, and virtual therapy video visits. This has led to a significant increase in mental health utilization, rising from 1.6% with the previous traditional EAP provider to over 13% with Spring Health.

Second, the city has collaborated with Summer, a student loan financial well-being vendor. Summer provides personalized assistance to employees, aiding them in applying for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, refinancing and consolidating student loans, and ensuring they are in the most financially responsible repayment program. Notably, since implementing this program, over 10 employees have qualified for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, resulting in the complete forgiveness of their student loan debt. This achievement has translated into more than $1 million in lifetime savings. These initiatives underscore the city's commitment to enhancing mental, emotional, and financial well-being among its employees.

2nd Gilbane – Providence, Rhode Island (Local Office: Richmond) – 3,005 Employees
3rd Sikich LLP – Naperville, Illinois (Local Office: Alexandria) – 1,565 Employees
4th Venable LLP – Baltimore, Maryland (Local Office: Tysons) – 1,653 Employees
5th Old Dominion University – Norfolk – 2,460 Employees
6th Toray Plastics (America), Inc. – North Kingstown, Rhode Island (Local Office: Front Royal) – 695 Employees

5,000 to 9,999 Employees

1st Shamrock Foods Company – Phoenix, Arizona (Local Office: Verona) – 5,416 Employees

Shamrock Foods Company is a family-owned-and-operated, Forbes 100 privately held company. Its family of companies includes ​​Shamrock Foods—the largest independent food service company in the West, and top five in the United States—and Shamrock Farms, one of the largest family-owned and operated dairies nationwide. Shamrock has an unwavering commitment to its more than 5,600 associates with its longstanding philosophy being “to treat associates like family.” 

Shamrock Foods Company lives this philosophy by helping employees with their physical health, happiness, community engagement, continuous learning, and financial wealth. One of the company's unique offerings is the Payer Matrix partnership, aimed at reducing associate costs for prescription medication and specialty drugs. This benefit has allowed Shamrock associates and their family members to access important medications with little to no out-of-pocket costs and no increase in copays. In 2022, the program assisted with over 250 specialty pharmacy claims, resulting in a net savings of nearly 70% for Shamrock associates.

Shamrock is also passionate about normalizing the conversation surrounding mental and behavioral health. As part of this commitment, Shamrock’s Total Wellbeing Program offers free, easily accessible 24/7 resources such as its SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Marketplace Care Partners.

2nd Burns & McDonnell – Kansas City, Missouri (Local Office: Chesapeake) – 8,408 Employees
3rd Westgate Resorts – Orlando, Florida (Local Office: Williamsburg) – 6,100 Employees
4th Terracon, Inc. – Olathe, Kansas (Local Office: Sterling, Woodbridge) – 5,554 Employees

10,000+ Employees

1st Bon Secours Mercy Health – Cincinnati, Ohio (Local Office: Richmond) – 39,335 Employees

Bon Secours Mercy Health is leading the way in strategically and nimbly transforming healthcare 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 healthcare access, enhancing outcomes, and driving value through emerging technologies, investments, and partnerships across four areas of focus.

The Caring for Our Own Hardship Fund aids associates facing financial difficulties due to unforeseen circumstances, emergencies, or catastrophic events. It operates on donations from associates, fostering community support during times of need and providing financial literacy resources. The program, which has assisted over 3,000 associates, offers coaching, mentoring, and resources, emphasizing financial sustainability. BSMH analyzes data on hardship causation and trends, creating a Hardship Toolkit for market-specific assistance. Financial literacy is a priority, with coaching opportunities and online courses. The program is inclusive, offering resources and support to all associates, creating a comprehensive and diverse community for hardship recovery, and addressing mental and spiritual health impacts through collaboration with various ministry teams.

BSMH prioritizes the holistic well-being of its associates, acknowledging the importance of mental health. The organization has established various resources to support mental health, including a traditional Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering counseling, legal, substance abuse, and financial support. The "Caring for Colleagues" initiative provides a peer-to-peer support network for associates experiencing burnout or compassion fatigue. Additionally, the "Joyages" app-based resiliency program offers micro-courses to improve mental health, with positive outcomes observed, such as a 2% improvement in Flourishing Index scores and a 31% improvement in brain health assessment scores among participating associates. The organization also provides "Breathe and Be Well" meditations for brief moments of pause and recentering.

2nd U-Haul International – Phoenix, Arizona (Multiple Local Offices) – 17,170 Employees
3rd University of Virginia – Charlottesville – 28,000 Employees
4th SpartaNash – Byron Center, Michigan (Local Office: Norfolk) – 17,300 Employees