Business Health Advantage celebrates wellness accomplishments

06/21/2017

GOSHEN, Ind.– Forty-three employees of local businesses were nominated to receive the Champion of Wellness Award. All employers who participate in Business Health Advantage’s wellness program, Get Fit-Get Healthy, may submit nominations for employees who have succeeded in changing their lifestyles to achieve better health. In addition, nine employers were nominated for their efforts to create workplaces that reward and encourage healthier living. All nominees were invited to the Champions of Wellness Banquet, held June 7, 2017 in the Arbor Conference Center at Goshen Hospital.

“We celebrate the accomplishments of these individuals and employers,” said Joel Conrad, director, Business Health Advantage. “Through their example of taking small steps each day – and their perseverance, they inspire others to make healthier choices.”

Employees who took home awards were

  • Celia Motz, Prairie Heights Community Schools, for the Most Improved. Motz lost more than 100 pounds this year.
  • Ervin Stutzman, Mennonite Church USA, for First Runner Up. Stutzman has exercised (walking or running) at least 30 minutes every day for more than 35 years. In the last few years, he has stepped up to 45 to 75 minutes each day.
  • Jan Miller, Angola Middle School, tied with Stutzman for First Runner Up. Miller started out with a coach to do a 5K, then ran in several 5Ks and a 10K. She also changed her diet and has lost 20 pounds.
  • Joanne Schloss, Heritage Financial Group, for First Place. Schloss exercised 60 to 70 minutes, five to six days a week – and inspired others to make improvements. She gained muscle, bone density and has been able to stop taking prescription medication.

Mapletronics Computers won the award for the healthiest small employer; Entech, Inc., won for the healthiest large employer. Both have wellness committees that meet regularly to provide incentives, challenges and education to their employees.

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About Business Health Advantage:
A division of Goshen Health, Business Health Advantage offers population health programs to businesses. Their programs help reduce healthcare costs by improving care across the continuum, improve the health of their employees and reduce healthcare expenses in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. They use evidence-based chronic and preventive care to help employers improve the quality of life for their employees.

About Goshen Health:
Goshen Health is a community-owned, nonprofit healthcare organization committed to improving the health of its communities. To live out the organization’s mission, Colleagues practice compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in every endeavor. The health system includes 30 locations across four counties with specialized cancer care; heart and vascular care; and a physician’s network with primary and specialty care.

For more information about Goshen Health, contact Melanie Verburg, at (574) 364-2776, mverburg@goshenhealth.com or visit www.GoshenHealth.com.