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Wealth of Health winners honored at virtual event

Wealth of Health winners honored at virtual event

The Rochester Business Journal announced the winners of the 2020 Wealth of Health Awards during a virtual celebration Wednesday morning.

wealthofhealthThe event, which was sponsored by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, allowed finalists and their supporters to come together from their homes or offices to learn about companies that are using their wellness programs to make the Rochester community healthier and more productive.

Companies, employees and others in the community shared their kudos for the finalists and winners leading up to and throughout the event on social media using #RBJEvents.

“While we are unable to come together in person to celebrate because of COVID-19, this event shows that we can still honor excellence in our community,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, RBJ’s Group Publisher. “We are thrilled that so many people joined us online to celebrate the companies and individuals that are putting employee wellness first. And we are thankful for Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield’s support in making this event possible.”

Winners were announced in 10 categories:

Rookie of the Year: Person Centered Services

1-100 Employees: KJT Group

101-300 Employees: Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

301-500 Employees: LaBella Associates

501-999 Employees: ESL Federal Credit Union

1000+ Employees: University of Rochester

Best Group Event: Regional Transit Service

Health and Wellness Champion: Aneli Rivera-Nothnagle, Rochester City School District

Best Health Success Story: Robert Lunstead, ESL Federal Credit Union

Best Wellness Innovation: UR Medicine Thompson Health

The other finalists were:

Rookie of the Year: Advanced Atomization Technologies; Genesee Area Health Plan; Greenlight Networks.

1-100 Employees: Greenlight Networks; Insero & Co. CPAs; MSM, Inc.

101-300 Employees: DiMarco Group of Companies; Person Centered Services; The Pike Companies, LTD.

301-500 Employees: Advanced Atomization Technologies; ConServe; The Bonadio Group.

501-999 Employees: Hammer Packaging; Regional Transit Service; UR Medicine Home Care.

1000+ Employees: Monroe Community College; Rochester City School District; UR Medicine Thompson Health.

Best Group Event: Insero & Co. CPAs; Finger Lakes Health; Monroe Community College.

Health and Wellness Champion: Cara Breslin, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance; Jess Spilman, KJT Group; Amy Hatch, Rochester City School District

Best Health Success Story: Cody Dean, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance; Mary Beth Brendel, Finger Lakes Area School Health Plan; Catherine Joseph, Unither Manufacturing LLC.

Best Wellness Innovation: LaBella Associates; MSM, Inc.; University of Rochester.