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SCSD wins 2016 Healthiest Employer Award

The City of St. Charles School District is excited to announce it has been named the St. Louis Business Journal’s “2016 Healthiest Employer.” The award was presented to the District during a ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 27. The District was one of five businesses/ organizations that were nominated for the award in the 500-1,499 employees category.

2016 Healthiest Employer Award
“It’s wonderful to receive such a recognition from the St. Louis Business Journal,” said Dr. Jeff Marion, District superintendent. “The City of St. Charles School District knows that a healthy staff is a happy and productive staff. This award is validation that we are on the right track. It is a great honor.”

When explaining why the District won the award, the St. Louis Business Journal cited the District’s “The Bridge Health Center”, an in-house health clinic available to District employees and their family members and its Health Risk Assessment and Wellness Program, a plan that monitors the key health indicators of participants over the course of a year and rewards them with gift cards to health conscious restaurants and FitBit when goals are met, as key factors.

The Bridge Health Center and its Health Risk Assessment and Wellness Program is the culmination of years of work by Dr. Charles Brazeale, assistant superintendent of business and technology, and the District's benefits and wellness committee. 

“We needed to find a solution for keeping rising health insurance costs down, while still providing our employees excellent and convenient care,” Brazeale said. “The Bridge Health Center allows us to do both while instituting a proactive wellness initiative that benefits both the District and our employees.”
Since opening at the District’s Lewis & Clark Career Center last January, approximately 450 District employees have utilized the health center’s services.

“We’re very pleased with how well The Bridge Health Center has been received,” Brazeale said. “It’s nice to know that the hard work of a lot of people is benefiting the lives of our employees inside and outside of the workplace.”
The St. Louis Business Journal’s article on the District can be found here