American Cast Iron Pipe Company
American Cast Iron Pipe Company received the C. Everett Koop Award for generating a wellness program ROI of $1.70, participation of more than 80% and health risk reduction of 9%.
We are purposeful in seeking a collaborative alignment of our company and its resource partners. Doing so has produced an amazing synergy, says Sheri Snow, wellness manager at American Cast Iron Pipe. We work with our onsite clinic to provide a continuous model of health care from primary medicine to referrals to specialists, and our disease management programs like Diabetes Education. Partnering with a local vendor to provide onsite physical therapy has saved many hours of productivity from reduced time off the job and in 2013 alone, more than 97% of employees with musculoskeletal injuries returned to full duty.
Lockton Companies received an Honorable Mention for the C. Everett Koop Award.
Changing behavior is a long-term project. Manage expectations so that your program maintains its momentum, says Kayla O'Neal, consultant, health risk solutions, at Lockton Companies. Celebrate small victories and look forward to the big ones. You can do this, and your employees are worth the effort.
University of Louisville
Dr. James Ramsey, president of the University of Louisville, received the Jerry Noyce Executive Health Champion Award for exemplifying the role of executive leaders in the success of workplace wellness programs.
One on the things that I discovered as a CEO is that it is important to walk the walk literally and not just talk the talk, says Ramsey. In creating our Get Healthy Now initiative, it was important for me to lead by example; yet as busy people, it is often hard for us to make the time to exercise. I found that it was very important for me to schedule block out time on my calendar for my own exercise. If I didnt, I would go from sunup to sundown without the opportunity to exercise.
In the early days, my assistant placed on the calendar a block of time for exercise. When people would ask to see me and see my online calendar with time for exercise, they would say, Oh, thats not important, Meetings would then pop up. We now block out time every day for me [and call it] conference time. Its still a struggle, but important to me from not only my own wellness and stress, but by leading by example and being able to participate in walking challenges and other events on campus."