Allosource Recognized for Innovative Wellness Initiatives, Named Denver’s Healthiest Employer for Medium-Sized Companies
CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AlloSource (www.allosource.org), one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world’s largest processor of cellular bone allografts, was selected this week as Denver’s Healthiest Employer for medium-sized companies, as judged by the 2013 Denver Business Journal Healthiest Employers awards program.
The competition is designed to recognize companies that have made a commitment to making wellness a reality for their employees by creating and implementing wellness programs, as well as educating and promoting wellness in the workplace.
“Supporting and fostering the health and wellness of our own employees has always been a top priority because they are what makes us such a special organization,” said Thomas Cycyota, AlloSource president and CEO. “This has become even more critical in recent years amidst rising insurance costs. Each year we make our wellness offerings more comprehensive, so we are honored to be recognized for our concerted efforts by the Denver Business Journal.”
In 2012 the AlloSource Healthy Possibilities Wellness Program used a point system allowing employees and their dependents to receive money for their Health Savings Account, insurance premium discounts and prizes. The company is also launching an on-site clinic, a rarity for a company of AlloSource’s size. Able to use the clinic for themselves or dependents, employees look forward to the new benefit, which will provide a convenient way to ease the burden of high healthcare costs.
The company also offered a host of other wellness initiatives in 2012, including a community garden, annual biometric screening, free employee flu shots, a monthly wellness newsletter, subsidized health club memberships, a smoking cessation program, participation in events such as Bike to Work Day, Donor Dash, Race for the Cure and more.
The Denver Business Journal and presenting sponsors Cigna and Humana awarded the top five healthiest companies in three categories during a luncheon July 24 at the Marriott Hotel Denver City Center.
AlloSource is a non-profit company that offers more than 200 types of precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in an array of life-saving and life-enhancing medical procedures. As the world’s leader in fresh cartilage tissue used for joint repair and skin allografts to heal severe burns, AlloSource has grown into one of the largest tissue networks in the country with more than 400 employees. It is the world’s largest processor of cellular bone allografts and delivers unparalleled expertise and customer service to its growing network of surgeons, partners and the country’s most reputable organ procurement organizations. As one of the leading innovators in maximizing tissue donation with the goal of offering optimal solutions for healthcare providers and their patients, AlloSource is recognized by the medical community for its ability to process and provide high quality tissue. The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit allosource.org or our educational website, allograftpossibilities.org.
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