November 5, 2013
Rollins Receives Healthy 100 Workplace Wellness Award from Florida Hospital
Rollins College is proud to announce it has received a Gold Level Healthy 100 Workplace Wellness Award from Florida Hospital for continued efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle changes among employees.
“Rollins College is thrilled to receive the Healthy 100 Workplace Wellness Award,” said Jennifer Addleman, Benefits Administrator and Chair of the R-Wellness Committee. “We strive to create a culture of wellness in our community since we know the workplace is a key location for providing education and opportunities to promote wellness.”
Winners were selected by a panel of health experts. The recognition is awarded for a two year period. The award winners were divided into three categories, gold, silver and bronze, based on the company’s wellness program outcomes. Bronze level awards recognize organizations meeting the minimum criteria for workplace wellness by demonstrating a solid foundation for success. Silver recognizes organizations expanding programming and aligning their efforts with the organization’s priorities. Gold recognizes organizations developing comprehensive wellness programs producing behavior change and/or cost saving results.
“We are very excited to recognize Rollins College for committing to creating a culture of wellness in their workplace,” said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, Florida Hospital Senior Vice President of Healthy 100. “Workplace wellness is a marathon, not a sprint because it’s not an initiative; it is a long term commitment to the health of the employees. Championing the health of employees with programs that encourage a healthy lifestyle translates into increased morale, reduced absenteeism, increased employee productivity and an increase of the bottom line.”
For the first time, 101 companies were recognized publicly with the Healthy 100 Workplace Wellness Award. The award winners had to demonstrate healthy changes in areas such as nutrition, activity, culture and/or purpose to be eligible for the Healthy 100 Workplace Wellness Award.
“Florida Hospital sees firsthand the impact a sedentary lifestyle can have on our community,” said Hertling. “We believe it is our duty to help inspire the community to make healthy lifestyle changes and live more productive lives.”
The winners included 10 Gold level awards, 19 silver level awards and 72 bronze level awards. To see the full list of winners, visit www.Healthy100Pilots.org
To find out more information about how companies can apply or develop a customized employee wellness program, visit www.Healthy100Pilots.org
About Florida Hospital and Healthy 100
Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than a million patient visits per year – more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association. The more than 2,000-bed system is comprised of eight hospitals, including the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, 30 outpatient facilities and 21 Centra Care locations throughout Central Florida. For more information, please visit www.floridahospital.com
Florida Hospital is on a journey to create a culture of health and wellness in the community. Healthy 100 educates and motivates people to adopt healthy lifestyle changes and live to a healthy 100 years of age by taking care of their mind, body and spirit. Through partnerships with schools, government, churches, businesses and other organizations, Healthy 100 guides people based on eight proven principles: choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal relationships, outlook and nutrition. A free membership gives the community exclusive tools and resources to make their health a priority. For more information, visit Healthy100.org