SOURCE: Healthwise, Incorporated

Healthwise, Incorporated

July 27, 2016 08:00 ET

Healthwise Certified as Great Workplace

BOISE, ID--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Healthwise, a health education, technology, and services nonprofit known for having an excellent workplace culture, has again been recognized, this time by independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, who have certified Healthwise as a great workplace. Healthwise earned this recognition based on exemplary ratings provided by its employees in an anonymous survey.

"Healthwise long ago recognized that a happy and healthy workplace has benefits to employees and the clients and consumers we serve with our nonprofit mission," said CEO Bob Kyte. "We spend the majority of our day in the workplace. Let's make it a place we want to come every day."

The mission of the 41-year-old company is to help people make better health decisions. Its culture is built on three principles:

  • Respect. Respect is a gift-not something that must be earned first.
  • Teamwork. Employees are expected to work together to reach their goals and to also work with clients and partners to help them achieve success.
  • Do the Right Thing. Each and every employee is trusted to do what they believe is "the right thing" for the client, partner, supplier or coworker.

Healthwise offers employees flexible work schedules, sponsors an annual Wellness Day for employees, allows employees to bring dogs to work, supports an employee mentor program, encourages walking meetings to foster exercise and innovation, and provides a fitness room, quiet rooms for new moms who are breastfeeding or for anyone who needs a break, and company bicycles.

"There is little question that workplace culture has more to do with an organization's success than anything else," said Donald W. Kemper, Healthwise founder and recently retired CEO who helped create a workplace that focused on employee wellness. "The mission and culture are visible in the faces of our employees, and our words demonstrate the passion we have for the work we do every day."

"We applaud Healthwise for seeking certification and releasing its employees' feedback," said Kim Peters, Vice President of Great Place to Work's Recognition Program. "These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a great workplace -- critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Healthwise should take into account as an indicator of high performance."

Healthwise employees completed 176 surveys, resulting in a 90 percent confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.57. A summary of the employee ratings can be found at http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/healthwise-incorporated. To learn more about the Healthwise culture, visit www.healthwise.org/culture.

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. In 2014, Healthwise merged with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation to further advance the mission. People have turned to Healthwise information more than 1.8 billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, care management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. www.healthwise.org. 1.800.706.9646

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.

Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

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