Kansas Fit-Friendly Worksites

Updated:May 20,2015

We are pleased to announce our April 2015 Fit Friendly Awardees.  Nationally 1,896 worksites were recognized, representing more than 5.5 million employees.

In the Midwest Affiliate, 18 Kansas worksites received recognition.  Of those, 13 were awarded Gold level and 5 were awarded Platinum.

Fit Friendly Worksites are recognized by the American Heart Association for employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employee’s health.

Deadlines to apply annually are November 1st, or April 1st.  Contact your local American Heart Association office for more information.

April 2015 Platinum AwardsApril 2015 Gold Awards
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc., Topeka
KCTV/KSMO, Fairway
NIC Inc., Olathe
Waddell & Reed / Ivy Funds, Overland Park
Washburn University, Topeka
American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood
ARC Physical Therapy +, Overland Park
CLARCOR Industrial Air, Garden City
CLARCOR Industrial Air, Overland Park
Farmers Insurance, Claims Center 1 and 2, Olathe
FlightSafety Hawker Beechcraft, Wichita
Humana Inc., Overland Park
Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita
Medical Society of Sedgwick County, Wichita
OptumRx, Overland Park
Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission
Sunlighten Inc., Overland Park
USD 232, DeSoto 
November 2014 Platinum AwardsNovember 2014 Gold Awards
The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City
Via Christi Health, Wichita

November 2014
Worksite Innovation Award

The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City
Aetna, Wichita
BKD, Wichita
Citizens Medical Center Incorporated, Colby
City of El Dorado, El Dorado
City of Paola, Paola
EagleMed LLC, Wichita
Farmers National Inside Property, Olathe
Farmers, Service Operations, Olathe
Garden City Public Schools, Garden City
Haven Grade School, Haven
Overland Park Regional Medical Center,
   Overland Park
PKM Steel Service Inc., Salina
Quest Diagnostics - Kansas, Lenexa
St. John's Military School, Salina
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection,  
The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City
UnitedHealthcare, Overland Park
Via Christi Health, Wichita
Wichita State University, Wichita
Zurich, Overland Park



Promoting a wellness culture by providing support to employees and implementing numerous healthy cultural changes is a Win/Win for everyone.
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Lower turnover, improve employee satisfaction
  • Reduce healthcare costs

My Life Check / Simple 7 Risk Assessment

Nutrition Programs at heart.org/nutrition
  • Healthy diet goals
  • Healthy cooking
  • Dining Out tips
  • Recipes
  • Food Certifcation Heart-Check mark
  • Grocery List Builder
  • National Eating Healthy Day (1st Wed in Nov)
Physical Activity
  • Walking Clubs
  • Google map-based Walking Paths
  • National Walking Day (1st Wed in April)
  • Physical Activity Tracker
Workplace Wellness Resources at heart.org/workplacewellness

Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition
  • Quarterly "Heart at Work" provides healthy messages for your newsletters