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Excela Health Remains Among the Elite Workplaces Regionally and Nationally for Health and Wellness

Excela Health Remains Among the Elite Workplaces Regionally and Nationally for Health and Wellness

GREENSBURG, PA., December 11, 2020… For the ninth consecutive year, Excela Health has been recognized among the Healthiest Employers in Western Pennsylvania, and for the fifth year in a row named a Healthiest 100 Workplace in America, in an awards program presented by Healthiest Employer®.

The Healthiest Employer® awards program, powered by Springbuk, was created to honor people-first organizations that prioritize the well-being of their employee population. These companies were recognized because of their commitment to workplace wellness and their exceptional health and benefits offerings.

Award applicants in Western Pennsylvania were evaluated across six key categories: Culture and Leadership, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analytics. Completed assessments were ranked with the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming.

Winners at the national level are selected based on their Healthiest Employers Index. Springbuk evaluates each applicant using its Health Intelligence platform — powerful, AI-driven technology that applies proprietary algorithms to disparate health and related data, generating insights and actionable opportunities to save money and prevent disease.

In Western Pennsylvania, Excela Health was tops in its category representing companies with an employee complement between 1,500-4,999. Nationally, Excela was ranked #56 among the Healthiest 100.

“Never has employee well-being been more critical than during this time of public
health crisis,” noted Laurie English, Excela Health Chief Human Resources Officer. “As a health system, our employees are on the front lines of the pandemic and facing
physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges as they provide care. Being able to offer
the resources to help our teams manage stress, find work-life balance and cope with
personal and family medical concerns is mission-critical to improving the health and
well-being of every life we touch.”

“As we have navigated the pandemic, we have adapted traditional in-person
wellness programming to an online platform, allowing nutrition and exercise classes to continue uninterrupted for staff as well as the community,” explained Patrick Martin,
manager of Excela Health’s Well-Being Center. “We’ve developed more video resources for stress relief and grief support and are utilizing our employee assistance
program to its broadest potential to touch employees and their families on every front
including their financial wellness and retirement planning.”

“Receiving repeat recognition for what has become ingrained in our culture not
only validates our success in adapting to the ever-changing healthcare landscape but demonstrates how necessary a robust employee wellness program is. We are indeed honored to be a regional and national leader in this regard,” added English.

Earlier this year, Excela Health also was a repeat honoree among the Nation’s
Best and Brightest in Wellness® sponsored by the National Association for Business
Resources. Excela first received this honor in 2016 and has remained a recipient each award period.

“Each company on this list can be proud of their investment in health and wellbeing and the impact it has on the lives of its employees and our communities,” said
Haley Elmore, Healthiest Employers® Program Coordinator. “Not only are these
companies demonstrating care for their people, but those businesses are thriving by
having more engaged, focused, and productive employees.”

Healthiest Employers® was founded over a decade ago by Springbuk to encourage employers’ investment in the health and well-being of their employees and to
encourage companies to take a more deliberate data-driven approach to employee
health issues and benefits planning.

“Companies are beginning to understand the value of investing in the health and
the wellbeing of employees as they see more engaged and focused people, not to mention the positive impact on employer branding and talent retention,” said Rod Reason, CEO of Springbuk.

About Springbuk and Healthiest Employers®:

Springbuk’s Health Intelligence platform extends beyond traditional data warehousing
and analytics to help you unlock your data and maximize the value of your employee
health investments. Each year, Springbuk administers the Healthiest Employers®
Awards Program across the country to honor the nation’s most dedicated employers in bettering their worksite health and wellness programs. To date, more than 10,000
employers representing 60 million employees across 40-plus U.S. cities have
participated in the awards program. Learn more at and

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