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Bluegrass Wellness at Work Winners Announced

Workplace Wellness

On June 22nd, KVC Kentucky concluded its fifth annual Bluegrass Wellness at Work Fitness Challenge with an award ceremony at Central Bank Thursday Night Live to honor participating companies for their dedication to workplace wellness. The challenge began on May 7th with a total of 24 registered organizations from across the state and over 4,000 participating individuals.

At the end of the five-week competition, there were nine teams who rose above the rest, taking home first, second and third place in the small, medium and large organization size category. There were some new winners this year and some re-occurring champs! (see below for full list of winners)

Bluegrass Wellness at Work is a five-week fitness challenge for Kentucky companies aimed to improve employee health in a fun, spirited competition. The challenge is designed to work hand-in-hand with each company’s current wellness program to promote healthy employees in their unique workplace. Each company or organization competes as a team against organizations of a similar size: Small <25 employees, Medium 25-99 employees and Large 100+ employees. The company that has the highest level of participation in each size is then awarded  custom trophies and bragging rights as one of Kentucky’s healthiest places to work. Participants can sync their Fitbit or Garmin to the custom Bluegrass Wellness at Work App to automatically record their activity or log activity on our website!

One hundred percent of all proceeds from the program benefit Kentucky children and families receiving behavioral healthcare services and foster care across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

A huge thank you to our sponsor, KC Wellness, Inc. and our prize provider Proof Fitness! Your support in this challenge helps us continue to improve Kentucky’s workforce health!


Congratulations to our 2017 Bluegrass Wellness
at Work Fitness Challenge Winners: 

Large Companies (100+ Employees) 

1. Clark Material Handling Company

2. Kentucky Bank 

3. Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

Medium Companies (25-99 Employees)

1. AssuredPartners NL

2. Commonwealth Eye Surgery

3. United Way of the Bluegrass

Small Companies (Less then 25 Employees) 

1. KC Wellness

2. Wall Street Greetings

3. Radio Eye


Another popular component of the Wellness Challenge is the Healthiest Places to Work award. Every company who participates in Bluegrass Wellness at Work has the opportunity to receive recognition for their commitments to workplace wellness through a survey and description of organizational commitments that have been made either during the challenge or throughout the year. Companies and organizations can qualify for Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze level recognition based on their companies efforts toward employee wellness.

2017 Platinum level award winners: CLARK Material Handling Company, United States Equestrian Federation, KC Wellness, Inc., Central Bank, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, AssuredPartners NL, KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky, University of Louisville Physicians, Bluegrass Care Navigators, Bates Security

2017 Gold level award winner: Commonwealth Eye Surgery

2017 Silver level award winners: Lexington Diagnostic Center & Open MRI, Kentucky Bank

2017 Bronze level award winner: Retina Associates of Kentucky

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To learn more about the Bluegrass Wellness at Work’s Fitness Challenge and Healthiest Place to Work Awards, visit bluegrasswellnessatwork.org.

For sponsorship info or to join the 2018 Challenge, contact Meredith Meyer, KVC Kentucky Marketing and Outreach Coordinator.