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Published on May 08, 2014

Adventist HealthCare and LifeWork Strategies Present “Flu Fighter” Awards to Local Businesses 

Maryland, Virginia and D.C. businesses demonstrate commitment to fighting flu in the workplace

Gaithersburg, MD - Adventist HealthCare and its workplace wellness division, LifeWork Strategies, are pleased to recognize businesses in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia that are helping to “fight the flu” in their workplace with the third annual Flu Fighter awards. The 27 winners of the 2013 awards were recognized for their efforts to protect the health of their employees and our community.

“We are honored to present the Flu Fighter Award to local businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to a healthy workplace,” said Marta Brito Perez, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Adventist HealthCare. “Preventing seasonal flu and complications from the flu in the workplace is one way that we carry out our mission of improving the health of our community.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent the spread of influenza is through an annual vaccination. To be considered for the Flu Fighter award, businesses submitted an application detailing their actions to keep employees healthy. Each business received points based on their policies and practices aimed at protecting their workforce and the community from the flu. All award recipients offered a flu vaccination clinic at their office, while a majority covered the cost of the vaccine for employees. Each award winner also 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 of the recipients also had a formal workplace policy on sick leave and return to work specific to the flu virus. 

LifeWork Strategies honored the flu fighter winners today at their Executive Breakfast education event titled “Maximizing Your Employee Wellness Program under the Affordable Care Act.”

2013 “Flu Fighter” Award Winners

  1. Adventist HealthCare
  2. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  3. Aronson, LLC
  4. Avison Young
  5. Community Associations Institute (CAI)
  6. Congressional Country Club
  7. City of College Park
  8. City of Gaithersburg
  9. Corporate Network Services
  10. Donohoe Companies
  11. Dynaxys, LLC
  12. EagleBank
  13. Corporate Office Properties Trust
  14. Frederick County Public Schools
  15. GEICO
  16. Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
  17. Human Circuit
  18. Industrial Bank
  19. James G. Davis Construction
  20. Lerch, Early & Brewer Chartered
  21. National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC)
  22. Nutricia North America
  23. ProQuest, LLC
  24. Retina Associates, PC
  25. Supernus Pharmaceuticals
  26. Walker & Dunlop
  27. Washington Adventist University (WAU)

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 Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Adventist Behavioral Health, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Home Health Services and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children.

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. 

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