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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Press Release: Rowan County Named One of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America

For Immediate Release

01/26/21

Rowan County Named One of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America

SALISBURY, NC - Rowan County has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America, an awards program powered by Springbuk, that honors people-first organizations that prioritize the well-being of their employee population. These companies were recognized because of their commitment to workplace wellness and their exceptional health and benefits offerings. They were chosen out of a national pool of applicants from all regions, size categories, and industries. Over the last several years, Rowan County has implemented various employee wellness initiatives such as providing Fitbits to County employees, biometric screenings, a Nurse Practitioner Clinic, an Employee Assistance Program, a Diabetes Management Program, and various Wellness Program challenges. These efforts are aimed at keeping health insurance costs for employees manageable.

County Manager Aaron Church stated, “Rowan County is fortunate to have some of the best Human Resources employees in America and that’s why we continue to get recognized locally and across the Country. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Aldrea Speight and Debbie Holshouser under the leadership of Human Resources Director Kelly Natoli. They are professional, dedicated, and provide unwavering support to employees.”

In July 2020, Rowan County was ranked as the #1 Healthiest Employer of the Greater Charlotte Area in its size category by the Charlotte Business Journal. This was the second consecutive year that Rowan County has been selected as a winner of this award. In 2019 Rowan County was ranked #6.

Chairman Greg Edds stated, “The Commissioners have continued to fund the Wellness Program to keep health insurance costs conservative and manageable while providing continued opportunities for wellness to our dedicated employees. We are honored to be ranked in the top 100 employers in America and we look forward to being ranked #1 in the future. I would like to commend the Rowan County Wellness Program Committee members for their continued contributions: Aldrea Speight, Amy Smith, Ashley Duncan, Beverly Gaston, Tracy Speaks, Carrie Leonard, Daphanie Florence, Heather White, Jan Simpson, Jennifer Curlee, Lee Barney, Scott Duffell, Tamra Kesler, Teresa Sharpless, Terri Powlas, Toi Degree, and recently retired employees Lloyd Pace and Peggy Brandon.”

For additional information please contact County Manager Aaron Church at 704-216-8180.

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