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Phoenix Children’s Named Among the 2021 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America

[Nov. 11, 2021] — Phoenix Children’s was named No. 71 on the 2021 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America by Healthiest Employers® for their investment in the health and wellbeing of their employees. This award honors the organizations that are demonstrating care for their people by investing in health and well-being solutions and initiatives.

Scoring is based on each organization’s Healthiest Employers Index — a metric based on six categories: Culture and Leadership Commitment, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communications and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analytics.

The questionnaire, scoring, and benchmarking were formed with the help of a national, non-biased group of representatives from the academic, medical, and wellness communities. The assessment is scored rubric style on a 1-100 scale, with each question totaling .25-3 points.

“At Phoenix Children’s, our mission is to provide hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families. Our team of physicians, nurses, clinical staff and administrative support teams all need to be performing at their best in order to deliver on our promise every single day,” said Steve Wallner, vice president of total rewards at Phoenix Children’s.

“Our wellness programs are a critical way we help support the total wellness of our employees and their families – in mind, body, spirit and community.”

Phoenix Children’s investment in its employees is part of a broader strategy to being a best place to work.  Being named among the top 100 companies in the U.S. is key to supporting the employee experience, retaining good people, and attracting top talent in a tight job market.

The health system’s wellness team takes a personalized approach to wellness. Their robust offering of services including an onsite Wellness Center, onsite therapy, a chronic condition management program, nutrition planning, multiple fitness platforms and more.

“Healthiest Employers scores hit record highs in the past year, reflecting a deep level of care and empathy by business and benefits leaders who stand out in their support of their employees’ well-being,” said Haley Elmore, Healthiest Employers® Program Coordinator. “The effects of COVID-19 will likely affect business operations for many years to come and it is crucial that companies are considering the needs of their employees beyond the immediate crisis.”

'Healthiest Employers® was founded over a decade ago by Springbuk to drive meaningful investment in employees’ health and wellbeing and to accelerate companies adoption of data-driven approaches to health initiatives and planning employee benefits.

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