The NEW U (Nurturing Employee Wellness at Ursinus ) program has been named a winner of the 2016 Healthiest Employers Awards through the Philadelphia Business Journal. Ursinus will be recognized at a ceremony June 23 in Philadelphia, with The Philadelphia Business Journal. Ursinus joins 26 Philadelphia health-minded companies.
Also, NEW U received the Gold Level Fit Friendly Company recognition through The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association recognizes employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health and rewards organizations for their progressive leadership and concern for their staff.
The program started in 2009. “We are proud to be recognized for eight years of health and wellness guidance, and also inspiration and raising awareness among our campus community,” said Christie Lazart, Ursinus benefits administrator.
NEW U promotes health and wellness among faculty and staff with a variety of programs such as Bears on the Stairs, a Wellness Fair and health and nutrition educational initiatives. More information is on the NEW U website.