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RI Businesses Earn Healthy Workplace Awards From Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of Rhode Island And The Greater Providence Chamber Of Commerce

75 Ocean State companies win awards for healthy employees, healthy efforts

May 29, 2013

PROVIDENCE – In recognition of Rhode Island employers’ successful efforts to keep employees healthy, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) together with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) distributed Worksite Health Awards to 75 deserving local companies. At the 19th Annual Worksite Health Awards ceremony, over 300 members of the business community gathered to celebrate their collective efforts at improving the health and wellness of thousands of Rhode Island employees and their families.

“Our Worksite Health Award winners are proof that it is possible to squeeze health and fitness into our busy lives,” said Peter Andruszkiewicz, BCBSRI president and CEO. “These organizations have succeeded in integrating health and fitness into their company cultures. They are a testament to the positive impact wellness can have on employee performance and, ultimately, on an organization. BCBSRI commends these organizations for their commitment to their employees’ health and well-being.”

 “This year’s Worksite Health Award winners have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to helping their employees improve their health and well-being,” said Laurie White, president of the GPCC. “They have seized an important opportunity to encourage healthy habits and prevent health problems among employees and their families, which is much deserving of recognition.”

Dr. Peter Salgo, a professor at Columbia University, an Emmy Award-winning medical journalist and a practicing surgeon, was the keynote speaker for the event. He said, “It is not enough to trust our physicians or our employers to keep us out of trouble. We all have an obligation to lead healthier lives.”
Rhode Island businesses were invited to apply for the award by submitting proof of health and wellness programs and health-oriented workplace policies. Winners were chosen based on the number, variety and impact of those initiatives. Some of the most impactful worksite offerings included smoking cessation programming, flu immunization clinics, blood pressure screenings and walking programs. All Rhode Island businesses are eligible for Worksite Health Awards, which are awarded annually.  

(Please note: A list of the 2013 award winners follows, organized by company location.)

2013 Worksite Health Award Recipients
The companies listed below are the recipients of the 2013 Worksite Health Awards. The highest award level is Exemplary, followed by Superior, Outstanding, and Achievement.

Bristol County Savings Bank, Achievement        
Bristol Warren Regional School District, Outstanding
Roger Williams University, Superior                
Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corporation, Outstanding        

Boston Scientific, Exemplary
Coventry Public Schools, Achievement

Cadence, Inc., Superior        
Coastway Community Bank, Superior        
Hospital Association of Rhode Island, Superior
Swarovski North America Limited, Superior
Taco, Inc., Exemplary 
TriLiteral, LLC, achievement        

East Providence
Bradley Hospital, Exemplary        
Equity National Title and Closing Services, Inc., Outstanding        

AIPSO, Outstanding        
FM Global, Exemplary        

Amica, Exemplary        
FHR, Outstanding        
Town of Lincoln, Outstanding        

Raytheon Company - Integrated Defense Systems, Exemplary        

Town of Narragansett, Exemplary        

BankNewport, Exemplary        
Newport Harbor Corporation, Outstanding        
Newport Hospital, Exemplary
Newport Public Schools, Achievement        

North Kingstown
Advanced Pharmacy Concepts, Exemplary
General Dynamics Electric Boat, Exemplary        
Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Exemplary        

Cooley Group, Exemplary        
Pawtucket Credit Union, Superior        

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Exemplary        
Brown University, Superior        
CharterCare Health Partners and Affiliates, Exemplary        
Gateway Healthcare, Inc., Outstanding        
Gilbane, Exemplary        
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Achievement
Hasbro, Inc., Exemplary        
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, Exemplary        
Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd., Exemplary        
Lifespan Corporate Services, Exemplary
Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc., Exemplary
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Superior        
Partridge Snow & Hahn, Superior
Providence College, Exemplary        
Providence Housing Authority, Superior
Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital, Exemplary        
Rhode Island Housing, Exemplary        
Rhode Island Medical Imaging, Inc., Exemplary
Rhode Island Quality Institute, Superior        
Rhode Island Zoological Society, Superior                
The Miriam Hospital, Exemplary
The Rhode Island Convention Center, Superior        
The Wheeler School, Exemplary        
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Exemplary

Kenyon Industries, Inc., Superior        

Bryant University, Exemplary
FGX International, Superior        
Navigant Credit Union, Achievement
Smithfield Public Schools, Achievement
Town of Smithfield, Exemplary        

South Kingstown
South County Hospital Healthcare System, Exemplary
South Kingstown School Department, Outstanding        

Tiverton School Department, Outstanding

Atrion Networking Corporation, Achievement        
City of Warwick, Superior        
Crowne Plaza, Exemplary
Eaton Corporation, Superior                
Rhode Island Airport Corporation, Achievement
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, Exemplary        
West Bay Residential Services, Inc., Exemplary
West View Health Care Center, Exemplary        

West Greenwich
Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District, Superior

The Moore Company, Outstanding        
Westerly Hospital Healthcare, Outstanding        
Wood River Health Services, Inc., Outstanding

About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members.  The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit BCBSRI.com and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.

About Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is to foster the development of a positive and productive business climate for our community through economic development, business-to-business relationship building and effective public policies and government.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for more than 105 million members – one-in-three Americans.  For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit bcbs.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out The BCBS Blog, for up-to-date information about BCBSA.