ORLANDO, FL (November 18, 2013) — Westgate Resorts is proud to announce it has received Healthy 100 Workplace Wellness Bronze Award from Florida Hospital for continued efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle changes among employees.
“Westgate Resorts is thrilled to receive the Healthy 100 Workplace Wellness Award,” said Mark Waltrip, Westgate Resort’s Chief Operating Officer, “We strive to create a culture of wellness in our organization to make sure all of our team members live a long and healthy life.”
Winners were selected by a panel of health experts. The recognition is awarded for a two year period. The award winners were divided into three categories, gold, silver and bronze, based on the company’s wellness program outcomes. Bronze level awards recognize organizations meeting the minimum criteria for workplace wellness by demonstrating a solid foundation for success. Silver recognizes organizations expanding programming and aligning their efforts with the organization’s priorities. Gold recognizes organizations developing comprehensive wellness programs producing behavior change and/or cost saving results.
“We are very excited to recognize Westgate Resorts for committing to creating a healthy atmosphere throughout their company,” said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, Florida Hospital Senior Vice President of Healthy 100. “Workplace wellness is a marathon, not a sprint because it’s not an initiative; it is a long term commitment to the health of the employees. Championing the health of employees with programs that encourage a healthy lifestyle translates into increased morale, reduced absenteeism, increased employee productivity and an increase of the bottom line.”
For the first time, 101 companies were recognized publicly with the Healthy 100 Workplace Wellness Award. The award winners had to demonstrate healthy changes in areas such as nutrition, activity, culture and/or purpose to be eligible for the Healthy 100 Workplace Wellness Award.
“Florida Hospital sees firsthand the impact a sedentary lifestyle can have on our community,” said Hertling. “We believe it is our duty to help inspire the community to make healthy lifestyle changes and live more productive lives.”
The winners included 10 Gold level awards, 19 silver level awards and 72 bronze level awards. To see the full list of winners, visit www.Healthy100Pilots.org.
To find out more information about how companies can apply or develop a customized employee wellness program, visit www.Healthy100Pilots.org.
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