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Nemours Children’s Health System again honored with top national award among Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles
Brian Marcotte, NBGH President/CEO and Liza Derbalian-Cordero, Nemours Wellness Coordinator, at the awards ceremony
I am extremely proud of this national recognition and fully support Nemours actively promoting and encouraging the health and well-being of our Associates,” said Dr. Larry Moss, President and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System. “By taking better care of yourself, you can take better care of the patients and families we serve.

Jacksonville, Fla. (September 26, 2019) – For the second year in a row, Nemours Children’s Health System has been recognized for providing one of the country’s best workforce health and employee well-being programs.

The National Business Group on Health (NBGH), a nonprofit association consisting of more than 440 of the largest employers in the U.S., honored Nemours with the 2019 Excellence in Health and Well-Being platinum award for excellence in improving the health and well-being of associates, at a special event in San Diego.

“I am extremely proud of this national recognition and fully support Nemours actively promoting and encouraging the health and well-being of our Associates,” said Dr. Larry Moss, President and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System. “By taking better care of yourself, you can take better care of the patients and families we serve.”

The NBGH reviews and honors 50 companies for their commitment to well-being as integral to their workforce strategy each year. “Companies worldwide are embracing a holistic, employee-centric approach to well-being to deploy the most engaged, productive and competitive workforce possible,” said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of NBGH. Nemours was among the 19 organizations who have recognized a connection between workforce well-being and key business outcomes and implemented a strategy with demonstrated results across several dimensions of well-being.

This latest recognition is due to year-over-year participation of associates in the YOURHealth and Wellness Program, and commitment to better health and improved results. Nemours currently has 7,205 unique participants (Associates and Physicians) in the 2019 YOURHealth and Wellness program.

In 2017, Nemours was named one of the Healthiest 100 by Heathiest Employers. In 2016, Nemours earned the Gold level Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America.   

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About Nemours Children’s Health System

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnectNemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.

 

For further information: Margot Winick, media@nemours.org, 407-650-7676