Now in its sixth year, the Health Value Awards continues to recognize outstanding services, products, and programs across 30+ categories spanning the healthcare industry.
WOBURN, Mass., June 22, 2023 The Health Value Awards presented by Validation Institute were held in Washington, D.C on June 20, 2023 and recognized healthcare leaders and innovative vendors across the country. Now in its sixth year, the Health Value Awards continues to recognize outstanding services, products, and programs across 30+ categories spanning the healthcare industry.
"Now, more than ever, we are seeing the importance of innovation in the healthcare industry. We are thrilled to continue to recognize employers and healthcare solution providers who have implemented health, benefits, and/or wellness programs for their population and shown significant cost-savings and/or improvements in health outcomes," said Benny DiCecca, CEO of Validation Institute.
Health Value Award nominees include companies who have gone through the rigourous validation process conducted by Validation Institute or are peer and self-nominated. Winners are determined by a panel of industry experts and advisors. This year's winners are:
Happy Whole Human
Ault International Medical Management (AIMM)
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Vermont Education Health Initiative
U.S. Preventive Medicine
In addition to healthcare solution provider winners, several employer health benefit teams and industry leaders were recognized for excellence including:
Boeing, Greg Marchand, Director of Global Benefits, Jeff White, Director of Health Care Strategy, Linda Brady, VBC Portfolio and Network Strategy Manager, and Erik Halse, VBC Portfolio Co-Lead
AutoZone, Matthew C. Harmon, Vice President, Benefits, Compensation, and HR Systems, Rebecca Bednarz, Director of Benefits, Teresa James, Health and Time Away Benefits Manager, Jerry Jones
Benefits Supervisor Health and Wellness, and Tamika Martin, Benefits Analyst
NextEra Energy, Amy Black, Sr. Dir HR Finance, Benefits & Payroll, Latoshia Akins, Benefits Lead, Aimee Bock, Benefits Lead and Keagan Callanan, Sr. Benefits Consultant
Coushatta Casino Resort, Phyllis Nichols, Director of Human Resources, Todd Stewart, General Manager/CFO, Shana John, Director of Human Resources- Tribal Government, Meagan Smith, Benefits Administrator and Nic Wilson, HR Special Projects Manager
32BJ Health Fund, Cora Opsahl, Director
Pacific Steel & Recycling, Stacey Lamy, HR Director and Helen Johnston, Benefits Specialist
Thought Leader award recipients were:
Stacey Richter, Co-President, Aventria and QC-Health received the Healthcare Influencer of the Year award.
Brian Uhlig, Senior Partner, Employee Benefits, Alera Group won the Healthcare Advisor of the Year award.
Dexter Shurney, President, Blue Zones Wellbeing Institute was recognized as the Healthcare Leader of the Year.
About the Validation Institute:
Validation Institute is an independent, objective, 3rd party organization on a mission to improve the quality and cost of healthcare. Based in Woburn, M.A., the organization is made up of a network of health benefits purchasers, health benefits advisors, and healthcare solution providers focused on delivering better health value and stronger outcomes than conventional healthcare. http://www.validationinstitute.com
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