NKU named a Healthiest Employer in Greater Cincinnati third straight year

For immediate release…
Monday – May 13, 2013

- Northern Kentucky University has once again, for the third year in a row, been named the Healthiest Employer of Greater Cincinnati in the category of employers with 1,500-4,999 employees.

The Business Courier named five winners in various employer size categories in its 2013 Healthiest Employers of Greater Cincinnati competition at an awards event last week at the Cintas Center.

It has been a pivotal year for the wellness agenda at NKU, as this year brought the inaugural Wellness@Work Awards, where internal departments and colleges can compete to be awarded and recognized for their efforts in promoting healthy lifestyles for employees.

“We have seen an extraordinary shift where whole departments and colleges are adopting a commitment to health,” said Karen Campbell, director of the NKU Wellness Center. “This self-propelling momentum is a true indicator of a culture that is empowered to achieve wellbeing and we wanted to reward those who were leading the way.”

In his first year, NKU President Geoffrey Mearns has continued leadership support of employees’ health and wellbeing in many ways, most notably with an NKU Board of Regents resolution to create and adopt a Tobacco Free Campus Policy.

“Upon hearing of our Healthiest Employer Award, I once again felt very proud of the people who work here and am happy to continue our commitment to their health as we look to our future,” Mearns said.

The Business Courier partnered with the privately held technology and data research firm, Healthiest Employers, to assess the corporate wellness programs of nominated companies. In all, 26 companies were recognized for this year’s program.

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