Lutheran Recognized by Interactive Health as Healthy Employer

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Lutheran Social Services

Interactive Health, a national provider of workplace health and wellness programming, recently recognized Lutheran in Jamestown as one of their 2018 Healthiest Companies in America. Lutheran was one of 151 companies recognized out of more than 1,500 candidates to receive the award. Companies receiving the award demonstrate an investment in the health and wellbeing of their employees year-round.

“We’re very proud of where our company ranks with Interactive Health and stand by our commitment to the health of our employees,” said Tom Holt, president and CEO. “Our leadership team along with direct feedback from our employees help guide our healthcare decisions each year,” said Holt.

To be recognized, awardees must reach or exceed a 70 percent participation rate in their workplace wellness programming and their workforce’s overall health risk must be low based on the results of an annual health evaluation and screening. These companies generally see higher productivity, lower medical costs, fewer workers’ compensation and disability claims, and reduced absenteeism. Along with Lutheran, the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and ten other recipients received the award in all of New York State.

“Through personalized digital tools, coaching, wellness challenges, up-to-date medical news, and a customized annual report on how healthy we are as a collective group, Interactive Health has helped to encourage healthier behavior and habits within our organization,” said Holt. In 2018, 76% of Lutheran’s eligible employees participated in the company’s annual health evaluation and screening and everyone who participated felt it was of value to them. 86% of those respondents met their personal health goals as a result. As a company, Lutheran moved from “moderate risk” in 2017 to “low risk” in 2018 which earned their first Healthiest Companies in America recognition.

To learn more about employment opportunities at Lutheran, visit www.lutheran-jamestown.org for a list of current openings or call 716-665-4905 to speak with Human Resources.

Located in Jamestown, New York, Lutheran’s continuum of care supports an individual’s journey through life with compassion, dignity and respect.