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Event honors wellness in the workplace

By  - 6/12/2013 3:45:05 PM

Fifteen area employers were honored Wednesday afternoon at the 2013 Wealth of Health Awards for their efforts to encourage and support wellness among employees.

More than 260 people attended the event—now in its eighth year—which is presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester Region, and the Rochester Business Journal. The luncheon was held at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.

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

Nurse practitioner Daryl Sharp, associate professor of clinical nursing at the University of Rochester, gave the keynote talk.

A dozen of the employers slated to receive awards are grouped into four categories by size. And this year, for the first time, three past honorees were recognized in a new category for their continuing efforts.

1-199 employees
•Butler/Till Media Services
•SMP, Systems Management Planning Inc.
•Vnomics Corp.

200-499 employees
•Optimation Technology Inc.
•GE MDS LLC
•Arc of Yates

500-1,999 employees
•Canandaigua City School District
•ABVI-Goodwill
•Finger Lakes Municipal Health Insurance Trust

2,000 or more employees
•CooperVision Inc.
•Guardian Industries Corp.
•Bausch & Lomb Inc.

Past honorees
•University of Rochester
•Lawley Insurance
•ESL Federal Credit Union

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