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SCSD named Healthiest Employer

The City of St. Charles School District is excited to announce it has been named as one the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America” by Springbuk. The award was presented to the District during a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois on September 21, 2018. The District was officially listed as the 61st healthiest employer in America by Springbuk.

“It’s wonderful to receive such a recognition,” said Dr. Jason Sefrit, 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 and it is a great honor.”

During the judging process, the District was evaluated across six key categories:  culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, marketing and communications, programming and interventions, and reporting and  analytics. Organizations were evaluated with the proprietary Healthiest Employers® Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming. Award winners achieved lasting success through a wide array of employee wellness initiatives and corporate wellness programs.

The key factors in the District receiving this award were 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.

“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.”

By winning this award, the City of St. Charles School District is recognized as one of  the best of the best in worksite health nationally. The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award culminates the conclusion of the year-long wellness awards program  that Healthiest Employers® hosts in over 40 cities across the United States. Each of the winning companies is considered an exemplary leader for the effectiveness of their  population health and wellness initiatives

“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.”