FHR receives worksite health honor among top RI businesses

Published 05/30/2014

Fellowship Health Resources earns award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

Lincoln, RI – May 28, 2014 – Receiving high recognition among Rhode Island businesses, Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) proudly accepted a Superior Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce at the 20th Annual Worksite Health Awards.

Held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick with hundreds of business professionals in attendance, this celebration recognizes Rhode Island employers’ efforts in advancing wellness and instituting successful worksite health programs. This year, 70 local businesses were selected based on the number and range of health-oriented workplace policies, along with the impact of these practices.

“It is an honor to be recognized with a Superior Award for the 2014 Annual Worksite Health Awards, one category higher than last year,” said Karen Trudeau, FHR Human Resource Director. “As we continue our goal in making wellness part of FHR’s culture, this recognition is confirmation that we are making great strides.”

The receipt of this award also follows the previous honor of FHR being named one of Rhode Island’s Healthiest Employers in Rhode Island by Providence Business News.

As FHR continues to encourage healthy behavior, the organization’s human resources department has developed wellness initiatives to promote and improve employees’ overall health. Currently, non-smoking families that have received an annual physical and completed an online health assessment are rewarded with a wellness benefit discount. Each year, an additional wellness criterion will be added, and beginning January 1, 2015, employees must also obtain a yearly dental examination.

Through this initiative, as well as the organization’s comprehensive year-long wellness calendar, monthly “BeneBuzz” email bulletins, and participation in ShapeUp, FHR embraces the importance of integrating both physical and mental health.

“By supporting and enhancing the health and morale of their employees, FHR is creating a stronger and more productive workforce,” said Laurie White, President of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. “Along with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, we are delighted to recognize this year’s award recipients and thank them for inspiring us all to improve our worksite wellness.”

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