PRESTON, MARYLAND – September 21, 2021 – Choptank Transport is pleased to announce it has been recognized as a Healthiest Maryland Business (HMB) by receiving the Exemplar Wellness at Work Award. Exemplar is the highest level of recognition the program offers, followed by the Pacesetter and Standout levels of the award.
Winners are chosen by their ability to provide wellness at work practices that promote an active and ongoing culture of healthy habits and exercise. This includes policies, programs, benefits and environmental supports.
“The wellbeing of our employees is a top priority, “says Vice President of Human Resources Pam Hutchinson. “We strive to provide top benefits, fun wellness challenges, exercise options and physical and mental health support. Our bikes on campus, quarter-mile walking path, step challenges, yoga, and nutrition classes work together to offer an optimum work/life balance.”
The benefits of a robust wellness program speak for themselves as it helps reduce absenteeism and lost time at work due to illness. It also reduces healthcare costs while improving employee performance. Learned practices also make their way into the home setting, helping spread good habits to children and other family members.
The full list of Wellness at Work winners can be found on HMB’s website page here.
About Healthiest Maryland Businesses
Healthiest Maryland Businesses is a collaborative of Maryland businesses with a shared mission of improving health through worksite wellness efforts. Participating businesses are referred to accredited worksite wellness resources, receive education and assistance, and are recognized for their commitment to improving the health of their workforce. This statewide movement works to build and promote a culture of wellness in the workplace – fostering an environment that makes the healthiest choice the easiest choice. The Healthiest Maryland movement aims to engage leaders to commit to maximizing Marylanders' well-being by implementing a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to promote health where Marylanders work, live, and learn.