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Governor's Worksite Wellness Award

Workplace Health
Friday, July 3, 2009

Fort HealthCare is winner of Governor’s Worksite Wellness Award


FORT ATKINSON –Governor Doyle announced that Fort HealthCare has won a Silver Award in the annual Governor’s Worksite Wellness Award competition.  The award, designed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health, recognizes employers that promote a work environment that encourages and enables their employees to improve their health and well-being.

 “Across the state, health care costs are straining family budgets and hurting businesses both small and large,” Governor Doyle said. “I congratulate these employers that work with their employees to lower costs and improve their overall health and well-being.”

In addition to the benefits to employees that improved health and well-being provides, a healthier worksite results in numerous benefits to the employer as well.  Studies show that worksites that employ an evidence based wellness program experience decreased health care costs, increased employee productivity and increased morale.


Applications are evaluated on criteria that include:

  • Program infrastructure
  • Health education
  • Health screening and disease prevention & management
  • Physical activity and nutrition components
  • Tobacco use policies
  • Alcohol and other drug policies

Sharon Rateike, BSE, CES, RCEP, Corporate Wellness Program Coordinator at Fort HealthCare supervises wellness programming for the organization and for other corporate clients. “This award shows the commitment of our leadership towards long-term efforts for improving our employees overall health and wellness.” She adds, “This is especially meaningful during an economic downturn, as the financial benefits realized by Fort HealthCare and by our employees are substantial.”

For more information on worksite wellness please visit: or 

Please also visit the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Heath website at for more information and to apply.

A listing of award winners follows:

Award Level Worksite Location
Gold Saint Joseph’s Hospital Marshfield
  Creation Technologies Wisconsin, Inc. Oak Creek
  Gundersen Lutheran Health System La Crosse
  Memorial Health Center Medford
  Polaris Industries, Inc. Osceola
  QuadGraphics Sussex
Silver Altoona School District Altoona
  Edgerton Hospital and Health Services Edgerton
  Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids
  Evergreen Retirement Community Oshkosh
  Standard Process, Inc. Palmyra
  4imprint, Inc. Oshkosh
  Altoona School District Altoona
  American Family Insurance Madison
  Beloit Memorial Hospital Beloit
  Edgerton Hospital and Health Services Edgerton
  Evergreen Retirement Community Oshkosh
  Fort HealthCare Fort Atkinson
  Integrys Energy Group Green Bay
  Madison Area Technical College Madison
  Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids
  Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Milwaukee
  Mortenson Matzelle Meldrum Madison
  Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation Madison
  Rice Lake Weighing Systems Rice Lake
  Rock County Janesville
  School District of Amery Amery
  Shawano Medical Center Shawano
  Theda Care Appleton
  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Appleton
  Unity Health Insurance Plans Sauk City
  UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center Watertown
Bronze Kiel Area School District Kiel
  Fox Valley Technical College Appleton
  Frett/Barrington Limited Waukesha
  Glowac, Harris, Madison, Inc. Madison
  Grant Regional Health Center Lancaster
  Kiel Area School District Kiel
  R&R Insurance Services, Inc. Waukesha
  School District of Somerset Somerset
  Shawano County Shawano
  South Milwaukee Fire Department South Miwaukee
  Stoughton Trailers, LLC Stoughton
  Trans International, LLC Menomonee Falls
  Waukesha County Employee Wellness Waukesha
  WOW Logistics Appleton