Waubonsee named one of healthiest companies in America

By on July 26, 2009

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College was recently named one of the healthiest companies in the country by Interactive Health Solutions (IHS), a company based in Arlington Heights, Ill. IHS Vice President of Business Development Joseph Furlin was on-hand at the college’s board of trustees meeting on July 15 to present the award.

In 2008 employees from more than 2,000 companies nationwide participated in health evaluations by IHS. The healthiest companies were then determined using employees’ aggregate score on IHS’ “Interactive Health Index (IHI).” Waubonsee was one of 83 companies who earned the healthiest designation.

The IHI screens for indicators of heart disease, diabetes and other diseases by measuring things like blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides. An added component of the test is a personalized set of steps individuals should take for health maintenance or improvement.

IHS is the nation’s leading provider of population health management programs, which seek to encourage preventative health care.

“We try to encourage good health and preventative care among our employees, whether it be through annual events like our Fitness Walk or Wellness Fair, or simply by providing important health tips on our intranet,” said Michele Morey, Waubonsee’s Director of Human Resources. “We’re glad to see that so many of our employees are taking such good care of themselves.”