October 13, 2023
In partnership with Springbuk, we are excited to announce our honorees for the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania. All applicants were considered for our Healthiest 100 Workplaces America award which was announced on October 4.
92.3% of the Western Pennsylvania companies surveyed are on a hybrid schedule where employees are in the office on specific days. 7.7% work onsite or in-person and 0 companies are fully remote.
Additionally, some notable statistics from this year’s groups include:
- 92.3% of companies’ leadership allocates funding to support health and well-being programming
- 84.6% have DEI training and education
- 76.9% offer career planning meetings and courses
- 61.5% provide bicycle storage for employees to encourage biking to work
Congratulations to this year’s finalists!
*Please note that employee counts are based on full-time employees.
50 to 499 Employees
1st Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports Inc. – Greensburg – 250 Employees
Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports (WCSI) is a non-profit organization that works with individuals impacted by intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health challenges through essential services, personal empowerment, and the promotion of wellness.
WCSI prioritizes the mental well-being of its employees by offering a range of benefits and support initiatives. These include generous PTO, paid holidays, sick leave for family care, a Hybrid Work Program, flexible schedules, and an Employee Assistance Program. The company promotes employee well-being through "Take A Healthy Step" Lunch and Learns on various well-being topics. A Wellness Committee provides literature and opportunities for wellness activities, and employees engage in volunteering for local charities.
The CARE Committee fosters a supportive work environment by facilitating the exchange of Care Cards among staff and organizing fun contests and activities to break from daily routines. Annual events, such as the Warm Your Heart Soup Potluck and Dogs on the Dock Lunch, bring employees together. The committee also surprises employees with impromptu treats like ice cream and popcorn. Additionally, WCSI celebrates special events in employees' lives, fostering a sense of connection and happiness throughout the year.
2nd PeopleOne Health – Oakmont – 90 Employees
500 to 4,999 Employees
1st Excela Health – Greensburg – 3,319 Employees
Excela Health, a 578-bed, tertiary-based Health System in Westmoreland County includes three hospitals – Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Excela Latrobe Hospital, and Excela Frick Hospital. Excela Health serves more than 23,000 inpatients, 700,000 outpatients, and 100,000 emergency visits annually. With more than 700 physicians and allied health professionals and 4,300 employees, Excela is a regional leader in clinical areas such as Cardiovascular Disease, Orthopedics, Cancer, and Emergency Medicine.
Excela Health takes pride in its consistently high participation rates in the Wellness program, with a strong emphasis on maintaining interest, motivation, and innovation. This year, data analytics played a crucial role in targeting specific populations for wellness initiatives. Analysis of prescription cost, medical claims, biometric screening, and wellness badge claiming data helped identify and focus on populations with comorbidities, higher risks, and specific disease management needs.
Year-over-year data analysis revealed significant increases in prevention within the Excela Health population. Notable achievements include surpassing national benchmarks in preventive visits to Primary Care Physicians, breast cancer screenings, and colorectal cancer screenings. The 2021-2022 wellness year set a record with a 91.5% completion rate, showcasing the program's success. As of the mid-point of the 2022-2023 wellness year, the completion rate is 48.9%, and there is optimism about achieving or surpassing the previous record by the September 30, 2023 deadline. The consistently high participation reflects the ongoing success of Excela Health's wellness initiatives.
2nd Imagine360 – Wayne – 1,242 Employees
3rd Covestro, LLC – Pittsburgh – 4,430 Employees
4th Proofpoint – Sunnyvale, California (Local Office: Pittsburgh) – 2,864 Employees
5th VEKA Inc. – Fombell – 900 Employees
6th Northwest Bank – Warren – 2,250 Employees
1st UPMC/UPMC Health Plan – Pittsburgh – 92,000 Employees
Pittsburgh-based UPMC invents new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 800 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 4 million-member Insurance Services Division. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.5 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region's most vulnerable citizens than any other healthcare institution, and paid more than $900 million in federal, state, and local taxes. With the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation/commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and UPMC International.
In 2022, UPMC identified the challenge of limited access to timely mental health services for employees and their spouses/domestic partners. To address this, they expanded the services offered through MyHealth@Work, both onsite and virtually, to include screening, treatment, and referrals for mental health conditions. Behavioral Health services were launched virtually in December 2022, and the expansion to onsite clinics was completed in Q1 2023. MyHealth@Work collaborates with LifeSolutions EAP, using a bi-directional referral process to connect employees with recommended counseling and supportive services.
LifeSolutions EAP, beyond individualized support, aids UPMC in tackling mental health challenges through various organizational initiatives. In 2022, they launched anti-stigma campaigns and conducted mandatory training for employees and managers on identifying early warning signs. These initiatives involve mental health allies and leadership actively participates by sharing personal experiences and engaging in training. A range of resources on mental health topics is also provided to support employees and their families.
2nd ZOLL Medical Corporation – Chelmsford, Massachusetts (Local Office: Pittsburgh) – 5,243 Employees
3rd U-Haul International – Phoenix, Arizona (Multiple Local Offices) – 17,170 Employees