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  • Jan 06, 2020

CHA Named an Honoree in Healthiest Employers® of Massachusetts

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has been recognized as one of the 2019 honorees of the Healthiest Employers of Boston, MA, a nationally recognized awards program powered by the Springbuk Health Intelligence Platform.

Applicants to the Healthiest Employers® awards program were evaluated across six key categories, representing a holistic view of employee wellbeing: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analytics. All companies who applied to the awards program were ranked according to the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for employee wellbeing programming.

CHA was honored for its commitment to employee health and corporate health programming. As an award honoree, CHA has demonstrated a strong commitment to the health and wellbeing of their team members.

CHA's employee wellness program supports the well-being of co-workers, patients and communities by fostering a health-conscious and supportive culture. The growth of the program has been steady over time providing access to a wide variety of programs that support movement, nutrition, self-care, and rest. Annual offerings have included on-site yoga classes, financial and home buying seminars, sleep education seminars, healthy beverage initiatives, discounts to programs at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion and local fitness facilities, Blue Bikes, and on-site Community Subscription Agriculture programs. Additionally, the program hosts an internal walking challenge that promotes connection in movement and hosts close to 1,000 participants.

Rebecca Toutant, wellness manager at CHA, attributes much of the program's success to its support from employees, partners and department leaders, saying, "The program is an opportunity for connection and community across ideas that unite us. It's the daily passion, support, and engagement from people across the alliance that creates excitement each day." CHA's Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Joy Curtis, and Chief Administrative Officer David Porell serve as Executive sponsors for the program.

"We congratulate CHA for their efforts to make workplace health a top priority for their organization and their team members. Each year, it's our privilege at Springbuk to recognize the best of the best in corporate health through the Healthiest Employers® awards program. Across the nation, we're encouraged by the tremendous efforts of corporate health leaders proactively investing in the wellbeing of their employee population," said Rod Reasen, Co-founder and CEO of Springbuk.

This is CHA's first award from SpringBuk and eleventh award overall since the program began in 2007. Previous awards include Gold (2018, 2019) and Silver (2015, 2016, 2017) Awards from WorkWell Massachusetts; American Heart Association Gold Level designation as a Fit Friendly Worksite (2014, 2015); Recognition from Boston Business Journal as a Healthiest Employer (2015, 2016); One of the Nation's Best & Brightest in Wellness (2016)


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