Washington County Receives Healthiest Employer Award

Release date: 09/19/2017
Sponsored by: Support Services Department, Human Resources Division

Washington County Receives Healthiest Employer Award Third Year in a Row


Healthiest Employer 2017

Washington County's commitment to employee wellness has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal with their Healthiest Employer Award for the third year in a row. Washington County works to emphasize and reinforce health awareness by providing access to free biometric screenings, online personal health assessments, health-related workshops and other strategies which support the overall health of employees and their families.

According to Human Resources Manager Steve Sanford, the objective of the County's workplace wellness program is more than just lowering health care costs. "In addition to the potential financial savings, we believe our employee wellness program helps to improve productivity and teamwork, and creates a culture of wellness within the organization. Washington County is proud to receive this award and we'll continue to make the health and wellness of our staff a priority."