The bright, welcoming fourth-floor office space on Tejon Street stretches what seems like a city block. On one end, the word “Relax.” adorns the wall in metallic letters. The subtle reminder seems to have an effect. Those who work at Navakai, a local IT consulting company and this year’s winner of the 6035 Healthiest Companies […]
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Healthy employees equal happy employees. “When we have a satisfied staff and higher employee morale, that in turn affects patient satisfaction,” said Erin Heberlein, the manager of the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Wellness Center. “Hospitals are graded quite frequently on their patient satisfaction.” It’s easy to single out which of the hospital’s departments has unhappy […]
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Lots of companies talk about promoting health and wellness among their employees but the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region walks that mission seven days a week. Perhaps more importantly, the nonprofit organization wants to help the entire region become more fit. “It’s in our strategic plan that the YMCA will...
At certified public accounting firm Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., encouraging staff wellness is all about freedom and choices. “More than anything else, we try to create a supportive atmosphere and give people the flexibility to be able to participate in whatever activities appeal to them,” said Managing Partner Trinity...
Not only does Navakai lead the way with its creative, client-focused culture and environment, the IT consulting company is also setting trends with its wellness program. Navakai, a Colorado Springs-based business, started its homegrown program in 2012 after deciding an insurance-provided corporate wellness program didn’t fit its culture. Navakai employees...
Allison Jencson and her husband Barry believe in leading by example — and that includes their health and wellness efforts. The two own Frontline Floor Coatings, a business that specializes in coating tile and concrete floors to keep them looking fresh and new. The company also can repair tile and...
When it comes to fitness, Judy Kaltenbacher doesn’t just go through the motions. Kaltenbacher, this year’s winner of the Business Journal’s 6035 Lifestyle: Healthiest Executive award, acts as a motivator and mentor — both professionally and personally — to her co-workers. When not climbing mountains on her bike, Kaltenbacher is...
Security Service Federal Credit Union is the recipient of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s 6035 Lifestyle: Healthiest Companies award for large employers. Security Service promotes a culture of “total well-being,” according to Karyn Draeger, employee benefits and wellness professional with the credit union. “We encourage health and wellness in a variety...
USAA Vice President and General Manager Kent Fortune throws himself into health and well-being — for himself and for his employees — with what seems like endless energy. “The kickball tournament will be this year, so I’ll play kickball,” he said. “I play in the softball league, I do the...
Health is central to USAA’s corporate culture, and the financial services giant promotes a raft of programs to improve employees’ activity levels, fitness, diet, work-life balance, health care, productivity and all-round physical and mental well-being. “If you offer good wellness programs and offer healthy choices, your employees are healthier and...
Deb Mahan, vice president of Kirkpatrick Bank, believes in order for employees to be the best at what they do, they need to take the best care of themselves possible — all with great support from their employers. That’s why Mahan and Kirkpatrick’s market president Trenton Stafford sought an innovative...
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi Health and wellness are traits that you do not appreciate until they are gone. Today we celebrated health, wellness, Colorado Springs, our business community and companies who care about all of the above. At...