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Berkshire Health Systems Wins WorkWell Massachusetts Award

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) and its Wellness at Work program have been named a WorkWell Massachusetts Award Program Gold Level winner for exemplary worksite health promotion. The award recognizes Berkshire Health System’s achievements developing, implementing, and participating in corporate health-improvement and wellness programs. BHS is one of four Gold Level award recipients for 2017.

Committed to the health and well-being of the entire Berkshire community, the BHS Wellness at Work team works with local employers as a partner to develop and implement a wellness program that best addresses the individual company’s needs and budget.

“There is no one-size-fits-all or one generic website that can help create real change; those approaches have been proven to be ineffective. We know what works because we have been developing and analyzing wellness programs for 15 years,” said Maureen Logan-Daniels, director of Wellness and Community Health at BHS. “It all started with our commitment to wellness for our 4,000 employees at BHS and the development of an award-winning but, most importantly, life-changing wellness program.”

Added Kristie Howard, who chairs the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts board of directors, “we are proud to recognize these innovative Massachusetts employers for their outstanding wellness programs. The WorkWell Massachusetts Award is an important program put forth to honor the work being done by employers in our state to improve the health and vitality of our communities.”