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In a ceremony held in the Wisconsin Dells Monday night, Network Health received the prestigious Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and its local affiliate, the Wellness Council of Wisconsin.

A total of 21 companies received the Well Workplace Award, but Network Health, the Menasha-based health insurance provider, was one of only six companies in Wisconsin awarded with the Platinum ranking, WELCOA’s highest honor.

For a company to be recognized as a Well Workplace, WELCOA must decide that the company has incorporated employee wellness into the overall business strategy. There are four designations for the Well Workplace award — Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Companies receive their rankings based upon criteria gathered from the application process, where companies must hit seven key benchmarks that WELCOA identifies for success.

"These employers worked hard to successfully meet the rigorous standards set by the Well Workplace process,” said Jessica Raddemann, Wellness Council of Wisconsin executive director. “It is our pleasure to recognize them as the newest Wisconsin employers to achieve Well Workplace status.” For Network Health to receive this award, it had to be evident that enhancing the health and well-being of its employees is extremely important to the company.

“This award is a tremendous honor for Network Health,” said Sheila Jenkins, president of Network Health. “I’d like to personally thank all of our associates for helping to make Network Health a healthy workplace. Without their active engagement, Network Health would not have been able to achieve this great honor.”

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