Two Health Care Industry Leaders Seek the Country’s Healthiest Workplaces

  Two Health Care Industry Leaders Seek the Country’s Healthiest Workplaces

CBIZ and Edington Associates Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Edington
                             Next Practice Awards

Business Wire

LEAWOOD, Kan. & ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- November 01, 2012

CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Inc. and Edington Associates LLC are
pleased to announce that the application submission period for the 2013
Edington Next Practice Awards will run from November 2 – December 7, 2012.

The Next Practice Awards recognize organizations that are actively engaged in
the pursuit of a healthy, high-performing workplace and workforce. The awards
specifically acknowledge companies that demonstrate unique approaches to
improving the wellbeing of workplaces and employees and excel in innovation
and initiatives to keep employees well.

Applicants of the Next Practice Awards are selected based on the five pillars
of successful pursuit of achieving a healthy work environment: 1) Senior
Leadership; 2) Operational Leadership; 3) Self Leadership; 4) Recognition and
Rewards; 5) Quality Assurance.

DeeEdington, Ph.D., and founder and chairman ofEdington Associates LLC,
offers, “Together with CBIZ, we are seeking from the business world the best
examples in healthy workplaces, lifestyles and overall wellness. Taken
together, the outcomes from these pillars benefit both the employee workforce
and the organization from health care and financial positions.”

Applicants are asked to complete an online pre-qualification survey proving
progress/pursuit across all five pillars, which will be available at Edington
Next Practice from November 1 – December 7, 2012.

The survey must be completed by an employee of the applicant’s organization
and one single submission will be accepted. Upon pre-qualification, approved
applicants will be invited to submit an application and a short description of
their outstanding, unique or innovative “next practice,” including
organizational resources dedicated to the initiative, participation and
engagement rates, related outcomes and supporting visual program materials.

Submissions will be reviewed by Dee Edington and an independent team of expert
judges in the field, including: Joel Bender, MD, Ph.D., FACOEM, Global Medical
Director, U.S. Preventive Medicine; Jack Bastable, Executive Consultant,
Wellbeing Leadership, CBIZ; John Burke, President of Burke Consulting; Wayne
Burton, MD, Global Corporate Medical Director, American Express; Larry
Catlett, Owner and Chief Medical Officer, Occupational Medical Consulting LLC;
Gary Earl, Independent Advisory, Strategist, Speaker and Writer, formerly Vice
President Health Transformation at United Healthcare; Ron Finch, Vice
President, National Business Group on Health; Jerry Ford, Chief Executive
Officer, Marathon Health; Tom Golaszewski, Ed.D., MS, Professor Emeritus,
Department of Health Science, SUNY at Brockport; Vilma Linares-Vaugh, Chief of
Staff at 1199SEIU Health Workers East; Jennifer Pitts, Ph.D., Chief Strategy
Officer, Edington Associates LLC Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Edington
Associates LLC; Maria Prince, Medical Director, Office of Chronic Disease
Prevention, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Duane Putnam,
Vice President, Business Development, Edington Associates LLC; Marcia Ridley,
Vice President, Total Rewards and Chief Executive Officer, Vivacity; Neal
Sofian, MSPH, Director of Member Engagement, Premera Blue Cross; Tom Welch,
former Director of Payroll, Benefit and HRIS at PPG Industries; Barbara
Wallace, President and CEO, Virginia Business Coalition of Health; and Chris
Whipple, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health.

Applications will be evaluated in January 2013 with final recipient selections
completed by mid-February and award recipients notified on February 28, 2013.

About CBIZ Inc. (NYSE:CBZ)

CBIZ Inc. provides professional business services that help clients better
manage their finances and employees. CBIZ provides its clients with financial
services including accounting, tax and consulting, internal audit, merger and
acquisition advisory and valuation services. Employee services include
employee benefits consulting, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan
consulting, payroll, life insurance, HR consulting, and executive recruitment.
CBIZ also provides outsourced technology staffing and support services,
healthcare consulting, and medical practice management. As one of the largest
benefits specialists and one of the largest accounting, valuation, and medical
practice management companies in the United States, the Company’s services are
provided through more than 130 Company offices in 37 states. Visit our website
at and our blog, “Human Capitalizing,” at

About Edington Associates LLC

Edington Associates works with organizations to develop healthy and high
performing work places and people for the 21st century. The Edington system
helps employers become champion companies through research, experiences and
solutions that build supportive leadership and healthy work environments,
design and leverage effective health management programs and create timely and
actionable plans to build a sustaining culture that we would even like our
children to work in.


Gregory FCA for CBIZ
Matthew Goldstein, 610-228-2097
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