NWS named among top healthiest workplaces

Warren-based Northwest Savings Bank has been named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America by Healthiest Employers.

Northwest was tied for 79th with two other companies on the list because they achieved “remarkable and sustainable success” through a range of corporate wellness programs and employee initiatives such as weight watchers onsite, biometric screenings, massages, biggest loser competitions, Highmark wellness rewards, a tobacco-free workplace policy and healthy lifestyle challenges, according to a press release.

Northwest’s wellness programs were assessed over a year-long nationwide survey of companies of all sizes and regions from different industries.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s healthiest employers. At Northwest, we work hard to develop high quality wellness programs to ensure that we establish a healthy workplace, and our employees are armed with all of the tools they need to live healthy lives,” said Krista Jamerson, professional development officer of the bank.

Rod Reasen II, president of Healthiest Employers, said, “This highly selective award recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional leadership in using wellness as a strategy to drive workplace productivity, employee health, and community wellbeing. As these employers demonstrate, every organization has a path to the Healthiest 100, regardless of size, industry or geography.”

Healthiest Employers is “a privately-held technology and data research company, focused on corporate wellness. Through proprietary technology, Healthiest Employers collects, measures, and compares corporate wellness data worldwide.

“Our research and assessment tool were developed in conjunction with wellness experts, physicians, professors, employers, and human resource professionals from around the globe,” according to its website.