For years, Shannon Gast didn’t exercise; she was recovering from an injured back and fitness wasn’t part of her daily routine. An employee of Colorado Springs Health Partners, Gast was intrigued when the company started Vitality, a health-and-wellness program aimed at creating healthier employees. “I love it,” she said. “The points...
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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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...
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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Insurance Technologies started its wellness program in 2013, aiming to foster a workplace environment that supports healthy lifestyle choices by offering inspiration, education, support and activities, empowering employees to take responsibility for their own health. “Our wellness program offers physical wellness, nutritional wellness, financial wellness and mind and body wellness...
A lone palm tree sways among waves crashing on an island beach. A positive state of mind and body is so important to Navakai, a local IT consulting company, that even its logo exudes a sense of calm and well-being. And that is no accident, as wellness is modeled from the top. Navakai CEO Davin […]
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When Ent Federal Credit Union was founded in 1957, three banks dominated the Colorado Springs market: First National Bank, Exchange National Bank and Colorado Springs National Bank. Named for Gen. Uzal Girard Ent, commander of the Ninth Air Force during World War II, Ent FCU was a tiny, specialized...
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...
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...
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...
“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...
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...