From nominations gathered over the summer and in September, The Business Journal selected 17 companies that will be honored the Journal’s 2012 Health Care Conference on Wednesday. [read more]In this report
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2012 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay: Welcome
2012 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay winner profilesAgilent TechnologiesBurr Pilger Mayer, Inc.page 2Exchange BankGeneral Dynamicspage 3Ghilotti Bros., Inc.Kaiser Permanente Marin--Sonomapage 4LEMO USANova Group, Inc.page 5Pacific Union CollegeRedwood Empire Schools Insurance Grouppage 6Redwood Regional Medical GroupSanta Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgerypage 7St. Joseph Health, Sonoma CountySutter Pacific Medical Foundationpage 8Trinchero Family Estates/Sutter Home WineryW. Bradley ElectricWells Fargo Insurance ServicesHealth Care Conference panelist Q&AsJohn Fradelizio, Wells Fargo Insurance ServicesRick Heron, Western Health AdvantageDavid Hodges, Vantreo Insurance BrokerageDennis Lum, Kaiser PermanenteVictor McKnight, EPIC Insurance BrokersMichael Parr, NorthWest Insurance AgencyMike Purvis, Sutter Medical Center of Santa RosaTodd Salnas, St. Joseph Health, Sonoma CountyJim Settles, Woodruff Saywer & Co.
Following are profiles of the 2012 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay in alphabetical order:Agilent Technologies SECOND TIME WINNERCreating a Campus Culture of Wellness
SANTA ROSA -- Agilent Technologies recognizes that employees are the reason for its success.
By promoting health and wellness, the company facilitates a win/win process highlighted in its Global Health & Safety Initiative: “People Who Feel Good, Do Good.”
The firm’s Electronic Measurement Group (EMG) in Santa Rosa, offers a wide range of onsite programs, including: employee gardening, a fitness center, 15 free classes each week, a wellness studio, par course, soccer and softball fields, ping pong tables, a basketball court and acres of space to walk, explore and enjoy the great outdoors.
Vegetables grown in the employee garden are served at the company cafe. Several employees also participate in smoking cessation and stress management classes.
“Our management team works very hard to emphasize and ensure that wellness is an integral part of campus life,” said EMG President Guy Sene.
“We want our employees to be in a position to decide to be healthier for themselves, their families and peers. The net result is that we have witnessed not only improved health, but also employees proud of their workplace and happy to be working at Agilent.”
Mr. Sene said the importance of wellness is included in the Occupational Health Policy of the company. Its commitment to these goals can be observed throughout the facility.
With a high level of accessibility, the majority of Agilent’s employees make the wellness choice resulting in a positive and more productive work environment.
Some 80 percent of the firm’s 1,200 employees are involved in one or more of the firm’s dynamic health, fitness and wellness activities.
[caption id="attachment_64636" align="alignleft" width="292"] Vegetables grown in the Agilent Technologies employee garden are served in the company cafe.[/caption]
“We’ve seen some individuals lose up to 70 lbs. while making new friendships during fitness classes and within groups doing their first marathons together,” according to HR Manager Shireen Donaldson.
“Our objective is to provide an array of options, with the help of our wellness committee, that will appeal to a broad spectrum of employee interests and personal goals.”
The company also promotes walking or biking to and from work while providing healthy choices in its vending machines, and offering subsidies for employee memberships in offsite gyms.Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. FIRST TIME WINNERProviding Life-Changing Incentives