On June 18th, KVC Kentucky concluded its sixth annual Bluegrass Wellness at Work Fitness Challenge with an award ceremony at West Sixth Brewing to honor participating companies for their dedication to workplace wellness. The challenge began on May 6th with a total of 19 registered organizations from across the state and over 3,000 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 below)
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 and the company that has the highest level of participation is then awarded custom trophies and bragging rights as one of Kentucky’s Healthiest Places to Work!
Best of all, one hundred percent of all proceeds from the program benefit Kentucky children and families receiving behavioral healthcare services and foster care across the Commonwealth.
Congratulations to our 2018 Bluegrass Wellness
at Work Fitness Challenge Winners:
Large Companies (100+ Employees)
Medium Companies (25-99 Employees)
Small Companies (Less then 25 Employees)
1. Radio Eye
2. KC Wellness
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.
2018 Platinum level award winners: KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky, KC Wellness, Inc., Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI), Bluegrass Care Navigators, Lexington Diagnostic Center, Central Bank, Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, CLARK Material Handling Company, Gray Construction
2018 Gold level award winners: Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc., United States Equestrian Federation, Commonwealth Eye Surgery
2018 Silver level award winners: AssuredPartners, Bates Security
To learn more about the annual Bluegrass Wellness at Work’s Fitness Challenge and Healthiest Place to Work Awards, visit bluegrasswellnessatwork.org. To sponsor or join the 2019 Bluegrass Wellness at Work Challenge, contact Meredith Meyer, KVC Kentucky Marketing and Outreach Coordinator.