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Published on May 13, 2013

Adventist HealthCare and LifeWork Strategies Receive 2013 Workplace Excellence Awards

Gaithersburg, MDAdventist HealthCare and its affiliate, LifeWork Strategies, have received the 2013 Workplace Excellence Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE). LifeWork Strategies was also honored with AWE’s 2013 Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award. Both awards honor organizations across the country that display an outstanding commitment to promoting professional fulfillment and personal wellness for their employees in the workplace, at home and within the community.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence as an organization that is dedicated to both the personal and professional growth of our employees,” said William G. “Bill” Robertson, President & CEO of Adventist HealthCare. “It is our dedicated employees who help fulfill Adventist HealthCare’s mission to provide high-quality, compassionate care to those we serve.”

Adventist HealthCare and LifeWork Strategies are among 66 organizations across the U.S. to be honored. This is the tenth year LifeWork Strategies has been an award recipient. Candidates underwent a rigorous assessment process involving a comprehensive application and employee interviews led by an independent review panel of leaders in business, industrial and organizational psychology and human resources.

This year’s award winners demonstrated exemplary commitment to Workforce Demographics; Management Practices; Employee Engagement; Corporate Social Responsibility; Diversity and Inclusion; Total Rewards Programs and Benefits; Health & Wellness Programs and Initiatives; and Employee Voice Survey.

“Adventist HealthCare and LifeWork Strategies are dedicated to working together in developing innovative wellness and education programs to ensure that all of our employees have the necessary resources to live healthy and productive lives,” said Marta Brito Pèrez, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Adventist HealthCare.

Adventist HealthCare and LifeWork Strategies provide numerous programs for employees that encourage personal wellness and professional development:

  • An Employee Assistance Program with robust tools and strategies to help employees balance the demands of work and family.
  • Time off and subsidies to participate in educational opportunities, health assessments and screenings, enhancing employees’ jobs and well-being.
  • An online performance management system for employees to set goals and objectives and get feedback on performance.
  • An enhanced employee wellness program offering one-on-one support and a website designed to provide employees with an array of resources to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The AWE—a nonprofit organization committed to helping employers build excellent places to work—will recognize this year’s Workplace Excellence Awards winners on May 15, 2013 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

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 help individuals live healthier and more productive lives.

Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health-care delivery organization, cares for approximately 400,000 patients annually. It includes Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center, Adventist Behavioral Health, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Home Care Services and Adventist Medical Group.

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