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2015 Healthy Workplace Awards


Recently, the 2015 Healthy Workplace Recognition Awards Ceremony was held to recognize Frederick County workplaces that are committed to improving employee health and well-being.

All applicants for the Healthy Workplace Recognition Program completed the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard. The Scorecard is a tool that helps employers assess whether they have implemented evidence-based health strategies in their workplace to prevent heart disease, stroke and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Minimum score requirements are scaled for each recognition level according to employer size. There are four levels for which worksites can become recognized: On the Path, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Higher levels of recognition require employers to meet additional criteria, such as having a worksite wellness champion or team, completion of a minimum number of worksite health improvement goals, and demonstration that plan outcomes are tracked and evaluated.

This year, 20 Frederick County workplaces were honored. The Healthy Workplace Recognition Program is a partnership between Frederick Regional Health System, theFrederick County Health Department, and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

All award recipients received a plaque. In addition, one monetary award was given to the top scoring application within each employer category (very small, small, medium, and large). Each of the top scoring applicant winners presented their successful worksite wellness strategies and outcomes at the awards event.

Award Recipients by Worksite Size

Top scoring applicants are listed in BOLD

Very Small (less than 100 employees)


Frederick County Bank – GOLD


McLaughlin Family Chiropractic – BRONZE

Mental Health Association of Frederick County – ON THE PATH

Nymeo Federal Credit Union – GOLD

St. John Regional Catholic School – ON THE PATH

United Way of Frederick County – ON THE PATH

Small (100-249 employees)

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) – SILVER

Battelle National Biodefense Institute – SILVER

Country Meadows Retirement Communities – GOLD

Medium (250-749 employees)

AstraZeneca – GOLD

Canam Steel Corporation – GOLD

First United Bank & Trust – GOLD

Frederick County Health Department – GOLD

Legal & General America – GOLD

Large (over 750 employees)

Frederick County Public Schools – GOLD

Frederick Memorial Hospital – GOLD

Plamondon Companies – SILVER

U.S. Silica – SILVER

By completing the Worksite Health Scorecard, all applicants became a member of Healthiest Maryland Businesses. Healthiest Maryland Businesses assists employers in creating a workplace where the healthy choice is the easy choice with an emphasis on assessment, use of evidence-based strategies, and evaluation.

For more information about the Healthy Workplace Recognition program or Healthiest Maryland Businesses, please contact Angela Blair, HMB Regional Coordinator, Frederick County Health Department, or Jenny Morgan, Business Health Manager, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

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