Trinity Named One of the “Healthiest Companies in America”
Trinity has been named as one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” for 2014 by Interactive Health, a leading provider of health management solutions. The College was one of only three colleges named.
Trinity was among the 158 honorees from across the United States recognized for embracing the mission of implementing life-changing preventive health care in the workplace. Another local recipient included Ozinga Bros., Inc.
The award is given to select organizations across the nation that have helped transform — and even save – the lives of employees by offering wellness programs that combine thorough health evaluations with fast, personalized results. With the help of these strategic, flexible initiatives, winning organizations have accomplished tremendous success in moving employees from high-risk health status to lower risk and achieving remarkably high employee participation.
Some of the initiatives to enhance the health of Trinity employees have included the availability of the Fitness Center for staff and faculty use, discussions with Creative Dining Services staff about even more healthful dining options, and an on-campus Weight Watchers program.
James Kastrantas, a staff member in the computer services department, participated in the program. “We all inspired each other, and doing that with co-workers was a great team building experience,” he said. “It also holds me more accountable, because I see my co-workers who were in the program, and we still talk about weight loss and the good habits we learned.”
“This honor is an indication of the contributions of many people on campus, including the Fitness Center staff, a human resource department that encourages healthy living, and a Creative Dining staff that promotes healthy food choices,” said Interim President Liz Rudenga, Ph.D. “It is also a tribute to a fine faculty and staff who mutually foster a healthy lifestyle.”