Be Well, an employee wellness program used at OrthoCarolina, ranks second overall in the United States out of nearly 8,000 total applicants, according to a national program that tracks corporate wellness initiatives nationwide.

OrthoCarolina also ranks first among Charlotte-area companies in the list of Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.

The Be Well corporate wellness program—designed and managed by Jason Boudrie, director of wellness for OrthoCarolina—includes an online portal, data analytics and predictive modeling, integrated fitness devices, annual screenings, onsite fitness, yoga, and other activity-based classes, lunch-and-learns, weight management programs, health coaching, disease management, blood drives, mobile mammograms, health fairs and more.

In addition, as part of the program, a Sports and Wellness Center offers group training and fitness, nutrition counseling, and physical therapy, according to a media release from OrthoCarolina.

The top 100 organizations each year that have comprehensively incorporated the best corporate wellness policies, practices and programs into their workplaces are chosen based on a methodology that includes a wellness assessment and a Healthiest Employers Index (HEI) score. The score is a 1-100 metric that addresses the six critical dimensions of workplace wellness: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, annual planning, communications and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis.

Based on the HEI score, top ranking semi-finalists then complete an online instrument to further measure their worksite wellness program, which determines the final rankings, the release continues.

“Employee wellness has been a cornerstone of our culture for many years, and we made the decision to invest in our employees’ health a long time ago because a healthier workforce is a happier and more productive workforce,” says Bruce Cohen, MD, CEO of OrthoCarolina. “Our staff is enabled to take control of their own health because they have employer-provided incentives in place to manage and improve it.”

[Source: OrthoCarolina]