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Charlotte County Recognized with Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (March 8, 2023) — Cigna has selected Charlotte County as a recipient of their Gold level Healthy Workforce Designation for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of its employees through a workplace wellness program.

Charlotte County’s Wellness at Work program includes robust programs to support a strong organizational culture where well-being is embedded throughout the organization. Commissioners, administration and leaders value employees’ and family members’ well-being and are involved in supporting their well-being. The Wellness at Work program provides extensive resources that support whole person health, including each dimension of wellness: emotional, physical, occupational, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and financial.

“Our goal is changing the healthcare system in this county by being a model of how to provide integrated healthcare and wellness that other organizations can replicate,” said Charlotte County Budget Director Gordon Burger. “We understand the important role employee well-being plays in an organization’s success and the relationship between healthy employees contributing to a more productive, satisfied workforce and positive business performance.”

Investing in an effective workplace well-being program drives value for employers. Senior executives surveyed as part of an Economist Impact study commissioned by Cigna reported greater productivity, stronger staff morale and motivation, and greater retention and loyalty as the most significant business outcomes of a healthy workforce. Additionally, a Gallup Report finds that on average, companies with high employee engagement are 23% more profitable.

“As a consultative growth partner, Cigna knows that a healthy workforce is critical to business growth,” said Cigna Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Cindy Ryan. “We are honored to recognize organizations like Charlotte County Government who share our commitment to workplace wellness. Creating a healthy work culture is of critical importance, and many employers are seeing increased employee engagement, productivity, and retention as a result of whole person health wellness initiatives.”

The Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation, formerly known as the Cigna Well-Being Award, evaluates organizations based on the core components of their well-being program, including leadership and culture, program foundations, program execution, whole person health, and utilization of Cigna’s capabilities. Organizations recognized with this designation set the standard of excellence for whole organization health. Cigna is proud to honor Charlotte County Government with the Gold level designation for having created a healthy work culture through a well-established, progressive, and measurable employee well-being and engagement program.


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