6035 Lifestyle

6035LogoSo why 6035? Some of you reading this are rolling your eyes because it seems obvious … but to some of you, it’s not so obvious. I’ll let you all in on the secret—6,035 feet is the elevation of our fine city. We tacked on the “lifestyle” because we truly believe that this city and our community have and should have an awesome lifestyle that we want to celebrate.

jenifer-furdaCSBJ loves the idea of honoring companies that understand the importance of a healthy workforce, which leads to a great workforce, happy employees and happy customers. That, in turn leads to better business for us all.

In this 6035 Lifestyle event, we honor local companies and the people in them. This year we recognize local companies in the small, medium, large and extra-large categories with “Healthiest Companies” awards. We also honor 13 Health Heroes who are advocates for health, inspire others and are involved in their company’s health and wellness programs. Our highest award goes to the healthiest CEO, the one local leader who works hardest to emulate the 6035 Lifestyle we all should strive to have, one of health, wellness and awesomeness.

The nine criteria the committee used to select the healthiest companies were:

Company health and wellness program;

Benefits offered to employees;

Leadership involvement;

Health goals;

Intervention programs offered to employees;

Culture of wellness;

How companies measure success through data collection;

Health vision; and

Bottom line savings because of your health programs in place.

The company size breakdown:

1-50 full-time employees: small business;

51-100 full-time employees: medium business;

101-500 full-time employees: large business; and

501+ full-time employees: extra-large business.

Congratulations to all of our health heroes, who you will meet in the next few pages. Congratulations not only to the recipients of the 6035 Lifestyle Healthiest Companies awards, but to all the nominees. Thank you for standing up for health. Finally, congratulations to all our CEOs who care about health and live the 6035 lifestyle with passion. In closing, read the CSBJ, lead the conversation, be healthy and be awesome!

Jenifer Furda, Publisher

Health Heroes

Jenny Adams, YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region

Kandi Buckland, Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Elna Cruz, The Macalan Group

James Garcia, The Macalan Group

Jean Houston, Academy District 20

Carley Hyman, HealthSouth

Amanda Kahre, Compassion International

Will LaPalme, HealthSouth

JD McKenna, The Macalan Group

Bonnie Moss, The Macalan Group

Kelli Sullivan, Colorado Springs Health Partners

Nancy Vigil, The Resource Exchange

Healthiest CEO: Steve Schaefer, HealthSouth

Healthiest Companies, Small: Terracon Consultants

Healthiest Companies, Medium: Rocky Mountain Restaurant Group

Healthiest Companies, Large: ENT

Healthiest Companies, Extra-large: CSHP