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VUMC among Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America

Oct. 18, 2018, 8:51 AM


by Wayne Wood

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America by the health analytics firm Healthiest Employers and the data firm Springbuk.

The top 100 workplaces were honored at the Fitbit Captivate Conference in Chicago last month. The nomination was prepared and submitted by employees of Health and Wellness.

The award is given based on six criteria: vision, culture and engagement, learning, expertise, metrics and technology.

“The assessment is comprised of more than 60 scored questions with a corresponding point value for each answer. These questions contain more than 600 data points for scoring and benchmarking,” Healthiest Employers says on its website.

“At a time when health care is being challenged to find its way among many obstacles, this recognition shows that Vanderbilt values its workforce and recognizes that the health and well-being of our employees are important,” said Mary Yarbrough, MD, executive director for Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness.  “We continue to demonstrate that Vanderbilt does not just talk a good game, but that we take measurable actions to support the health of the thousands who work here.”

“This year’s winners comprise our strongest class of healthy workplaces since we launched the program nine years ago,” Rod Reasen, co-founder of the Healthiest Employers Award Program and Springbuk, said in a press release. “This year’s Healthiest 100 Workplaces include organizations as small as 19 full-time employees and as large as more than 150,000 employees. They span nearly every industry, size and geography and include both private and public organizations.”

Other organizations on the list include United Healthcare, Humana, the Cleveland Clinic, Aetna and Baylor College of Medicine.

A list of all the winners is available at

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