SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, southeastern Vermont’s non-profit community mental-health agency, announced on April 2, 2018 that it received the Governor’s 2018 Excellence in Worksite Wellness award for the fourth year in a row. The agency focuses significant resources each year on the health and wellness of its more than 550 employees.
HCRS was recognized for this year’s award based on the work of its Wellness Committee. In addition to the agency’s 5K Run/Walk event held in 2017, the Wellness Committee sought to improve employee wellness through health risk assessments, health fairs, subsidized FitBits for staff and their dependents, and through movement and fruit and vegetable challenges. Members of HCRS’ Wellness Committee include: Megan Chapman, Katy Duncan, Pam Young, Julianne Vance, and Michelle Campbell.
The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports recognized the award winners at the 2018 Worksite Wellness Conference in Burlington on March 21. The awards are meant to distinguish employers from around Vermont who are creating and recognizing a culture of health and wellbeing for their employees.