Centegra Awarded Gold Well Workplace Award

Only three winners are announced from Illinois

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The workplace is an ideal setting to address health and well-being and workplace wellness programs can transform corporate culture and change lives.

Crystal Lake, IL (Vocus) December 12, 2009

Centegra Health System has been awarded a gold Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) for its Wellness for Life program. WELCOA is dedicated to helping organizations of all kinds build and sustain results-oriented wellness programs. There are only three winners of the Gold Award in 2009 from Illinois including Centegra Health System.

The WELCOA Gold Award is for the Centegra Health System Associate Wellness Program called Wellness for Life, a special and unique benefit offered to Centegra Associates through the Total Rewards@Work benefits program.

“Centegra believes that if Associates are healthy and well, they are better able to serve customers and the community. Centegra cares about its Associates and the community,” said Celine Pope, wellness manager for Centegra Health System.

“Centegra models the way regarding worksite wellness,” Pope said. “The Centegra Wellness for Life program serves as an example to other McHenry County businesses and organizations. The workplace is an ideal setting to address health and well-being and workplace wellness programs can transform corporate culture and change lives.”

Centegra’s Wellness for Life Team has created initiatives and programs designed to improve the health of Centegra Associates and the community.

Centegra Health System’s Wellness for Life program includes health risk appraisals with valuable screenings, on-site wellness programming including and walking program and an email support group, lunch and learns on a variety of wellness-related topics throughout the year, discounted Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center memberships and more.

For more information about Centegra Health System’s Wellness for Life program, call Rosemary Morris, Wellness for Life Wellness Coordinator, at 815-788-2256. For more information on how Centegra’s Worksite Wellness program can benefit businesses large and small, call Denise Brausen, senior coordinator of corporate sales, at 815-788-5844.

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Primary Care centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System visit http://www.centegra.org or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).

CONTACT:
Kim Kubiak, Senior Public Relations Coordinator
815-788-5812 or Blackberry 815-355-7039

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