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Adventist Health - Roseville receives gold-level Well Workplace Award

Awards & Recognition Adventist Health - Roseville is one of only 28 companies nationwide—and the only one in California—to receive gold-level recognition in 2015 for its commitment to worksite wellness. The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) uses a rigorous set of criteria when evaluating organizations that compete to be recognized as among America’s healthiest companies. 

Systemwide, our worksite wellness initiative is known as LivingWell, Adventist Health’s whole-person health and wellness program. Last year, President Scott Reiner and the executive cabinet challenged each Adventist Health facility to form a LivingWell team. In 2016, they’ve challenged hospitals to apply for WELCOA’s Well Workplace Award at the bronze level or above. There are four designations of the Well Workplace Award—bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each of these designations is based upon progressive development and implementation of an organization’s wellness initiative within the context of seven critical benchmarks. 

The Roseville LivingWell team got a jump-start on the 2016 challenge when Jill Waters, LivingWell team co-chair and innovation resident, delved into the criteria and led the charge to complete and submit the application in December. Jill Waters and Seth Leamon, a resident in the Central Valley Network, also developed a guide for all entities to use to complete the application. 

The executive cabinet has also challenged Adventist Health employees to maintain their BMI (body mass index) by 2017, defying the annual weight-gain trend in America. Reaching this goal means that Adventist Health employees will collectively keep off 300,000 pounds by 2020, the equivalent of four fully loaded 18-wheel trucks. The ultimate goal is to lower our health risks, increase our energy to serve patients, enjoy time with family and friends and do what we love. 

Learn more about the WELCOA Well Workplace Award and its recipients at

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Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 31,000 includes more than 22,350 employees; 4,800 medical staff physicians; and 3,850 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 275 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Adventist Health ranked #10 in Becker's list of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the U.S. for 2015. Visit for more information.