Omaha, Neb. (Sept 18, 2018) – CQuence Health Group is being honored for offering evidence-based worksite wellness programs for its employees.
The Omaha-based healthcare company is among the 38 employers representing 24 communities that were chosen for the Governor’s Wellness Award, created to recognize Nebraska employers who have developed successful models for encouraging wellness at work. Factors considered for the award include the level of support for the program by company leaders, assessment of employee needs, wellness plan design, outcomes and benefits, and policies supporting healthy behaviors. Wellness programs typically provide employees with health education, health screenings and opportunities for exercise.
“Our CQuence family of companies has thrived in large part because of the ever-present focus given to our employees’ health and wellbeing,” said Michael Cassling, chairman and CEO of CQuence Health Group. “Earning this award from Governor Ricketts is reflective of our corporate commitment to taking care of the employees who work so hard for us.”
The award has two categories. The Sower Award recognizes workplaces that have established quality wellness programs; the Grower Award, which CQuence Health Group won, honors businesses and organizations demonstrating significant improvement in employee health behaviors. Including this year’s winners, 424 total awards have been distributed across the state.
“The businesses recognized today are putting people first and are making the workplace a healthy environment,” Governor Ricketts said in the August 2019 announcement of winning companies. “Worksite wellness provides an opportunity for Nebraskans to live healthy lives, improve quality of life, and help grow a healthier Nebraska for the next generation.”
“Employees clearly benefit from worksite wellness programs and recent health-related outcomes have been significant,” said Judy Martin, Deputy Director of Community and Environmental Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “In this past year, award recipients increased the percentage of people meeting Surgeon General Guidelines for Physical Activity by more than 25 percent, reduced tobacco use by 12 percent, and decreased obesity by five percent. Great work also continues to manage stress and improve culture within these organizations.”
CQuence Health Group includes Cassling, an authorized full-line sales representative of Siemens Healthineers throughout the Midwest and portions of the South and West; and Ensocare, a technology-enabled healthcare services platform and care transition software company. The companies’ employees enjoy a vibrant employee-focused culture, onsite gym facilities, access to healthy food and snacks and other innovative programs to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors.
This year marks Nebraska’s 11th year of recognizing businesses that dedicate leadership, resources and time to wellness efforts in the workplace. The application process is designed to recognize businesses that have planted and nurtured the seed for wellness within their organization. Each applicant must provide information in the areas of leadership, data collection, intervention strategies, policy/environment support and evaluation of outcomes.
CQuence Health Group will accept its award during a ceremony to be held in Omaha on October 20.
About CQuence Health Group
Based in Omaha, Neb., CQuence Health Group is the parent company to a growing portfolio of healthcare organizations. While the companies are diverse, they share the common goal of taking care of the patient through diagnostic medical equipment, care coordination software and other healthcare products and services. CQuence’s current partner companies are Cassling, an advanced partner of Siemens Healthineers; and Ensocare, a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution suite that automates the discharge process, effectively transitions patients between care settings and enables coordinated care across the continuum. Collectively, these different companies have been recognized for a shared culture and passion for making a meaningful difference in healthcare and in communities.