HOUSTON–Transwestern announced that it has been named a 2017 Healthiest Employer in America by health analytics provider Springbuk. The company was selected from nearly 2,000 nominees nationwide for its commitment to team member health and exceptional corporate wellness programming. This is Transwestern’s second consecutive year to receive the award.
Award applicants were evaluated across six key categories: Culture and Leadership, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analysis. Completed assessments were ranked with the proprietary Healthiest Employer Index, a one to 100 metric for wellness programming.
“We are honored to once again be recognized for our continued efforts to provide our team members with the best possible health benefits and an environment that encourages them to focus on their overall well-being,” said Colleen Dolan, Executive Vice President of Human Resources. “Our unique approach to corporate wellness, which combines volunteer wellness ambassadors with company-sponsored campaigns, allows our teams to mix and match programs that appeal to their local workforce.”
Each Transwestern office has a dedicated wellness ambassador who takes on additional responsibility to coordinate wellness events throughout the year, such as educational workshops, healthy luncheons and fitness challenges. Transwestern’s in-house wellness consultant works directly with the wellness ambassadors to help organize these activities and provide one-on-one guidance. The events cover a range of topics, such as nutrition, fitness, stress management, chronic risk prevention, and financial well-being.
Annually, Transwestern conducts a national wellness competition across its seven regions. Over a series of weeks, team members collect steps through a variety of activities to improve their health and help their region win the challenge. In 2017, a donation to the local chapter of the firm’s national philanthropy partner, Make-A-Wish®, was made on the champion’s behalf.
Transwestern’s extensive wellness program is a significant contributor to the various “Best Place to Work” awards received around the country, including recently being named one of the “100 Best Workplaces for Women” by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work® for the third consecutive year and one of the “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” by the same organizations for the second year.