Illinois Fit-Friendly Worksites

Updated:May 19,2014

MWA FFW headerCongratulations to these organizations in our state that were recognized in April 2014 and November 2013 as Fit-Friendly Worksites

In 2013-2014,  83 Illinois worksites received Fit-Friendly Awards: 67 Gold Level, 14 Platinum Level and 2 Worksite Innovation Recognition. Nationally we recognized 4,253 worksites representing more than 10 million people.

Fit-Friendly Worksites are recognized following two application cycles (Nov. 1 and April 1) by the American Heart Association as employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health.

Register your worksite for Fit-Friendly Recognition online now!    Our next Fit-Friendly application and renewal deadline is November 1, 2014.  Call your local office for more information.

April 2014 Platinum AwardsApril 2014 Gold Awards
Assurance Agency, Schaumburg
Memorial Hospital, Belleville
UnityPoint Health - Methodist, Peoria
Anderson Hospital, Maryville
Aryzta, LLC, Romeoville
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Chicago
Beaird Group, Naperville
Bel Brands USA, Chicago
CME Group Inc., Chicago
CompTIA, Downers Grove
Continental Tire the Americas, Mount Vernon
DeKalb Clinic, Sycamore
East Side Health District, East St. Louis
Edward Hospital, Naperville
Field Fastener, Machesney Park
GE Capital, Chicago
Graphic Packaging International, Centralia
Harrah's Metropolis Casino & Hotel, Metropolis
Homer Community Consolidated School District,
    Homer Glen
Infiniti Hair Salon, Chicago
Jackson County Health Department, Murphysboro
John A. Logan College, Carterville
Kaskaskia College, Centralia
LaunchPoint Corporation, Itasca
Littelfuse, Inc, Chicago
Mb Financial, Rosemont
Monsanto Seed Production, Waterman
National Education Servicing, Chicago
Old National Bank, Carbondale
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington
Panduit Corp, Tinley Park
Patterson Technology Center, Effingham
Pierce & Associates, P.C., Chicago
Rockford Health System, Rockford
Sentinel Technologies, Downers Grove
Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
UnitedHealthcare of Illinois, Chicago
Victor J. Andrew High School, Tinley Park
Walgreens, Deerfield
Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park
Will County Health Department, Joliet
 November 2013 Platinum AwardsNovember 2013 Gold Awards
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Springfield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago
City of Bloomington, Bloomington
Countryside Association, Palatine
Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora
Southern Illinois Healthcare, Carbondale
State Farm®, Bloomington
The Horton Group, Orland Park
The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace
The Plexus Groupe LLC, Deer Park
Town of Normal, Normal

November 2013 Worksite Innovation Award 
Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove
Rush-Copley Medical, Center Aurora
Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove
Allied Benefit Systems, Inc,. Chicago
B/E Aerospace, Inc., Rockford
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Rockford
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of IL, Mattoon  Service 
  Center, Mattoon
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Danville
Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois, Marion Marion
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois(BCBSIL)  
   Jacksonville Full Service Unit, Jacksonville
City of Marion, IL, Marion
CommunityHealth Chicago
E.T. Simonds Construction, Carbondale
Exelon, Chicago
Gordon & Rees, LLP, Chicago
Human Kinetics, Champaign
Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru
Lake Forest Graduate School of Mgt, Lake Forest
Leeco Steel, Lisle
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills
OSG Tap & Die, Inc., Glendale Heights
Schneider Electric, Palatine
Shawnee Community College, Ullin
St. John's Hospital, Springfield
The Republic of Tea, Nashville
Tranzact Technologies, Inc,. Elmhurst
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago
Vanguard: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn
Zurich North America, Schaumburg



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  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Lower turnover, improve employee satisfaction
  • Reduce healthcare costs

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