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Creighton Earns 2009 Workplace Wellness Award

Creighton Earns 2009 Workplace Wellness Award

Creighton University is one of 27 Nebraska employers to be recognized recently with a 2009 Governor’s Excellence in Wellness Award for a successful workplace wellness program.

“These awards recognize employers for their serious commitment to employee well-being,” Nebraska Gov. Dave 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.”

The governor’s workplace wellness program offers two award categories. Creighton earned the Grower award, which honors businesses and organizations demonstrating significant improvement in employee health behaviors. Factors considered in making the award include 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.

Other Omaha companies receiving this year’s Grower award include Brownell-Talbot School, Gallup, SilverStone Group, Streck Inc., UNMC Physicians and Warren Distribution, Inc.