FHR honored among Rhode Island's healthiest employers

Published 06/03/2013

Fellowship Health Resources receives outstanding achievement award at 19th Annual Worksite Health Awards

(L-R) FHR Human Resources Director Karen Trudeau Bouchie, Benefits and Wellness Advisor Jennifer McKenna, and Interim COO Pamela Daisey showcase Outstanding Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Worksite Health Awards

Warwick, RI –
Fellowship Health Resources (FHR) is among the top Rhode Island businesses recognized for outstanding achievement of health and wellness initiatives at the 19th Annual Worksite Health Awards. Sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, over 75 companies in the Ocean State joined at the Crowne Plaza on May 29 to discuss the positive impact of health practices in the workplace.

"These organizations have succeeded in integrating health and fitness into their company cultures," said Peter Andruszkiewicz, BCBSRI President and CEO. "They are a testament to the positive impact wellness can have on employee performance, and ultimately, on an organization."

Rhode Island businesses are chosen based on the variety and number of health-oriented workplace policies, as well as the impact of these initiatives.

FHR’s receipt of this award follows the previous recognition as one of Rhode Island’s Healthiest Employers in Rhode Island by Providence Business News. Selected as the top business within its employee category, this honor ranked FHR well above the national average, and showcased the organization’s agency-wide dedication to wellness.

"We are thrilled to be included amongst the healthiest worksite award recipients," FHR Benefits and Wellness Advisor Jennifer McKenna shared. "Through Shape Up Rhode Island, smoking cessation programs, monthly newsletters, and our wellness committee, among other programs, we are able to aid our employees, consumers, and their families in making healthy choices."

Pamela Daisey, FHR Interim COO, was among the featured success stories, highlighting the important role that FHR's wellness programs have played in her life. Pamela explained that, three years ago, when FHR began participating in Shape Up Rhode Island, her colleagues inspired her to begin living a healthier lifestyle. Now, Pamela stays active by exercising daily and keeping track of her calorie intake. To date, she has lost 75 pounds, and continues to work toward her goal of losing a total of 110 pounds.

"Being honored at the Worksite Health Awards is a great opportunity for FHR to express our initiatives, not only for our employees, but also the consumers that FHR serves," she explained. "Integrating both mental and physical health is crucial. Together, they play an important role in achieving whole health wellness."

For more information about FHR’s health and wellness programs, please contact FHR Benefits and Wellness Advisor Jennifer McKenna at (401) 642-4409.