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Healthy Workplace Certification Program

(formerly Business Health Awards)
Recognizing Exceptional Commitment to Health and Wellness in the Workplace

On Thursday, May1st, the first annual Healthy Workplace Certification Awards Program was held at Ceresville Mansion to recognize Frederick County workplaces that are committed to improving employee health and well-being.  This year, 20 Frederick County workplaces were honored.  The Healthy Workplace Certification Program (formally the Business Health Awards) is a joint venture between Frederick Regional Health System, Frederick County Health Department, and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

Certification Winners by Category

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
Frederick Primary Care Associates, PA

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
AstraZeneca Supply Biologics
Battelle National Biodefense Institute
Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Equipment Development Company, Inc.
Frederick County Bank
iHire, LLC
Legal & General America
McLaughlin Family Chiropractic
Nymeo Federal Credit Union
The Frederick News-Post
The Plamondon Companies
U.S. Silica

Canam Steel Corporation
First United Bank & Trust
Frederick County Public Schools
Frederick Memorial Hospital
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Innovation Award Winners
The Innovation Award is designed to highlight a certification winner’s specific program or policy that sets a worksite apart from the other applicants in an effort to support and promote a healthy life for its employees and their families.

Winners receive a $500 cash prize and agree to mentor worksites applying for certification next year along with submitting a brief follow-up report on how the award money was used to enhanced worksite wellness efforts.

 Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association -Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association offers a diverse wellness program.  Among the various activities and wellness initiatives is an “Around the World” team challenge. Once a team reaches a new destination, they receive a postcard with fun facts and a healthy recipe from the location.

Large - The Plamondon Companies - Plamondon is always looking for new and fun ways to get employees engaged in their wellness programs. But their reach went out even to their hotel guest. Plamondon’s hotel properties are completely smoke free. Employees and hotel guests may not smoke within 25 feet of the property. So far they have not experienced any decrease in transactions.

For more information on the Healthy Workplace Certification Program, please review the Healthy Workplace Certification Application Guide. (PDF)

Questions? Please email questions to Sadie Wolf and a member of the Healthy Workplaces Certification Program Committee will get back to you within 24 hours.



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