'09-10 Governor's Award
Creighton's Wellness Program is pleased to have received the 2009/2010 Governor's Workplace Wellness Award. A total of 27 Nebraska employers were honored for successful workplace wellness programs. Of the two types of awards available, Grower award and Sower award, Creighton received the Grower award.
Factors considered for the Grower award included the level of support for the program by company leaders, assessment of employee needs, wellness plan design, outcomes and benefits, and policies supporting healthy behaviors. Wellness programs typically provide employees with health education, health screenings and opportunities for exercise. You can view the full press release by following this link.
“These awards recognize employers for their serious commitment to employee well-being,” Gov. Heineman said. “Prevention and wellness efforts in the workplace have produced higher productivity, better employee satisfaction and helped control health care costs. Wellness works every time and these programs are helping more Nebraskans lead healthier lives.”
Pictured above during the awards ceremony are: Governor Heineman, Dawn Obermiller - Creighton Wellness Coordinator, Tonya Vyhlidal - Chair, WorkWell, Inc., Dr. Joann Schaefer- Chief Medical Officer, State of Nebraska, Bruce Dart, PhD, Health Director, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
Omaha businesses receiving the Grower award along with Creighton include: Brownell-Talbot School, Gallup, SilverStone Group, Streck, Inc., UNMC Physicians, and Warren Distribution, Inc.