Excela Health has been recognized among the Healthiest Employers in Western Pennsylvania, a distinction it has received for 10 consecutive years. The Greensburg-based health system also, for the sixth year in a row, was named a Healthiest 100 Workplace in America.
The Healthiest Employer awards program, powered by Springbuk, recognizes people-first organizations that make the well-being of workers a top priority. The program recognizes companies and organizations that are committed to workplace wellness and their exceptional health and benefits offerings. Award applicants in Western Pennsylvania were evaluated across six key categories: culture and leadership, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analytics.
Regionally, Excela Health was tops in the category of companies with 1,500 to 4,999 workers. Nationally, Excela ranked 17th in the Healthiest 100.
“Never has employee well-being been more critical than during this time of public health crisis,” noted Laurie English, Excela Health’s chief human resources officer. “As a health system, our employees are on the front lines of the pandemic and facing physical, emotional and spiritual challenges as they provide care. Being able to offer the resources to help our teams manage stress, find work-life balance and cope with personal and family medical concerns is mission critical to improving the health and well-being of every life we touch.”
“As we have navigated the pandemic, we have adapted traditional in-person wellness programming to an online platform, allowing nutrition and exercise classes to continue uninterrupted for staff as well as the community,” explained Patrick Martin, manager of Excela Health’s Well-Being Center. “We’ve developed more video resources for stress relief and grief support and are utilizing our employee assistance program to its broadest potential to touch employees and their families on every front including their financial wellness and retirement planning.”