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Published on March 14, 2016

Local Employers in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. Demonstrate Their Commitment to Fighting Flu in the Workplace in 2015

Gaithersburg, MD - Adventist HealthCare LifeWork Strategies celebrates local employers in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia that helped to fight “the flu” in their workplace during the 2015-2016 flu season with the fifth annual Flu Fighter awards. The 30 winners of the 2015 awards are recognized for their efforts to protect the health of their employees and community.

“This is our fifth year presenting the Flu Fighter Award to local businesses who have their commitment to a healthy workplace and we are honored to continue this tradition,” said Mindy Pierce, director of LifeWork Strategies at Adventist HealthCare. “Preventing seasonal flu and complications from the flu in the workplace is an excellent example of improving employees’ and the community’s overall health and well-being.”

The Flu Fighter award winners made flu prevention a priority for their employees by not only offering flu vaccinations at work but also promoting a healthy and safe environment. To be considered for the Flu Fighter award, employers were required to submit an application detailing their actions to keep employees healthy. All award recipients offered a work-site flu vaccination clinic. A majority of winners also covered the cost of the vaccine for employees. Each award winner provided resources to employees such as paid sick leave, hand sanitizer, hand-washing posters and surface cleaner in the workplace to prevent the spread of the flu. Many awardees maintain a formal workplace policy on sick leave and return to work, specific to the flu and the contagious illnesses.

“By partnering with local employers to provide well-being programs aimed at keeping employees healthy helps Adventist HealthCare fulfill its mission of improving the health of the people and communities we serve. ,” said Marta Brito Pérez, senior vice president and chief human resources officer with Adventist HealthCare.

LifeWork Strategies will be honoring their Flu Fighter award winners at an upcoming event called “LifeWork Connections,” which will take place at Boulevard Tavern in Gaithersburg, MD on Tuesday, March 15th 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will feature presentations on tips and strategies for creating employee incentive campaigns including presentations by Mindy Pierce, director of Adventist HealthCare LifeWork Strategies and Emily Noll, MS, national director with CBIZ Wellbeing Solutions.

2015 “Flu Fighter” Awards Winners

  1. Adventist HealthCare
  2. AgNovos Healthcare
  3. American Association of University Women
  4. American College of Cardiology
  5. Anne Arundel Medical Center
  6. Aronson LLC
  7. Asbury Communities, Inc.
  8. BioReliance
  9. Charles E Smith Life Communities
  10. City of College Park
  11. Community Associations Institute
  12. Community Connections
  13. Corporate Office Properties Trust
  14. CTIS, Inc.
  15. Dynaxys LLC
  16. EagleBank
  17. Industrial Bank
  18. IQ Solutions
  19. Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Inc.
  20. National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  21. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  22. National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
  23. Nutricia North America
  24. Raffa, P.C.
  25. Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
  26. Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  27. The Donohoe Companies
  28. The Goddard School of Clarksburg
  29. The Humane Society of the United States
  30. The Shelter Group

Adventist HealthCare LifeWork Strategies, 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 based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland. The mission of Adventist HealthCare is to demonstrate God’s care by improving the health of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. Adventist HealthCare includes Shady Grove Medical Center, Washington Adventist Hospital, Adventist Behavioral Health, Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation, Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services and The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness and Young Children.

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