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Wellness in the workplace

Organizations in the Rochester area are getting serious about promoting wellness, going beyond simply helping employees shed a few pounds or quit smoking.

With everything from fully equipped on-site fitness facilities to financial seminars, employers are pushing for a well-rounded approach to healthy living.

Twelve local employers will be honored for doing just that. They will receive the 2013 Wealth of Health Awards, presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester Region, and the Rochester Business Journal. The awards now are in their eighth year.

Honorees were judged on employee involvement in health initiatives, the creativity of these activities to reach specific targets, sustainability of programs and measurable outcomes.

The Wealth of Health Awards luncheon is scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. June 12 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Nurse practitioner Daryl Sharp, an associate professor of clinical nursing at the University of Rochester, will speak. Sharp, who holds a Ph.D. in nursing, is a psychiatric NP. Her research is in health promotion, injury prevention and health behavior change.

Inside is a closer look at each honoree’s commitment to fostering health.

6/7/13 (c) 2013 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email [email protected].



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