News | December 15, 2016 Excelas Recognized as One of Ohio’s Healthy Worksites for Third Consecutive Year CLEVELAND, OH (December 15, 2016) – The Healthy Ohio Business Council (HOBC) recently announced the winners of the 13th annual Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Awards—and Excelas is pleased to bring home a bronze award in the Small Business category for the third consecutive year! These awards recognize 88 Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Applicants are scored on the extent their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment. “Health and wellness efforts result in significant benefits for both employers and employees,” David Cowden, Chair of HOBC said. “Positive returns on investment are realized for an employee who improves his or her health and the employer who realizes reductions in healthcare costs and an overall increase in productivity and job satisfaction.” All worksites, large and small, public and private, for profit and nonprofit, are eligible to apply for the Healthy Worksite Award. All applications were reviewed and evaluated using objective criteria. Three levels of achievement are awarded — Gold, Silver and Bronze. Other applicants, who meet basic criteria, received a Recognition award. For more information on the Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Award program, click here.