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Published on May 07, 2012

LifeWork Strategies Receives 2012 Workplace Excellence Awards

Rockville, MD - LifeWork Strategies has received the 2012 Workplace Excellence and Health & Wellness Trailblazer Awards from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE). Both awards recognize employers that are setting the standard among businesses that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness for their employees, not only in the workplace, but also at home and within the community.

“As a part of Adventist HealthCare, LifeWork Strategies' values are respect, integrity, service, excellence,and stewardship. These values guide how we interact with each other as members of our team and with those we serve," said William G. “Bill” Robertson, President & CEO of Adventist HealthCare. “We are honored that the Alliance for Workplace Excellence has recognized our dedication to making our workplace one where our employees are able fully realize their potential as individuals and as members ofthe LifeWork Strategies' team of caring professionals."

In order to be considered for the AWE Awards, LifeWork Strategies and this year’s 70 award recipients completed a rigorous assessment process involving a comprehensive application and employee interviews. The assessment was led by an independent review panel of professors, PhD professionals and doctoral candidates in business, industrial and organizational psychology and human resources. The employers that were selected for this year’s Awards demonstrated exemplary commitment to Workforce Demographics; Management Practices; Employee Engagement; Corporate Social Responsibility; Diversity and Inclusion; Total Rewards Programs and Benefits; and Employee Voice Survey.

LifeWork Strategies, which is part of Adventist HealthCare, one of the largest employers in MontgomeryCounty, provides several programs to its employees to help them balance work and life, including:

  • An Employee Assistance Program that assists employees and their families with various challenges they may experience including emotional and financial stress;
  • Flexible work schedules;
  • Celebrations and awards to recognize employees for their exceptional work and personal accomplishments, such as earning new certifications, completing half-marathons and predicting the American Idol winner!
  • Time off and subsidies to participate in education opportunities, health assessments and screenings, to enhance employees’ jobs and well-being
  • Opportunities for staff to present and implement their creative ideas and approaches to solving problems and mentor interns and each other

“We find that the most fulfilled employees are those who are able to incorporate the practices of workingand living healthy into their own lives,” said Emily Noll, Director of Worksite Wellness, LifeWork Strategies. “Our goal is to help alleviate the stress and pressures our employees face on a daily basis sothat they can live happy and productive lives.”

The AWE—a nonprofit organization committed to empowering employers to create and become recognized as the best workplaces in MD, DC and VA—will recognize the 2012 Award winners of theWorkplace Excellence Awards on June 11, 2012 at the North Bethesda Marriot Hotel and ConventionCenter.

LifeWork Strategies, a member of Adventist HealthCare, delivers comprehensive behavioral health and wellness programs to employers. Our high quality programs include EAP, work/life, training & wellness services to helpindividuals live healthier and more productive lives. To learn more, visit

Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery organization based in Rockville, Maryland, is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. Adventist HealthCare includes Shady Grove Adventist Hospital,Washington Adventist Hospital, Adventist Behavioral Health Services, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Home Care Services, the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, and LifeWork Strategies.

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