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Published on February 15, 2018

2017 Health Leadership Award Presented to LafargeHolcim

2018 Health Award Chamber Dinner -- Award recipients.MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Business Relations Committee serving Alpena recently presented the 2017 Health Leadership award to LafargeHolcim at the annual Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce dinner. Pictured left to right are: Ann Diamond, development director, MidMichigan Health Foundation; Michele Martel, human resources manager, LafargeHolcim and Nicole Heberling, financial analyst, LafargeHolcim Presque Isle.

Each year at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce dinner, an area business or organization is recognized for their leadership in promoting positive lifestyle choices and offering innovative health programs to their employees. MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Business Relations Committee serving Alpena presented the 2017 Health Leadership award to LafargeHolcim on February 8, 2018.

“This year, LafargeHolcim’s Alpena and Presque Isle plants were awarded for their commitment to employee health and wellness,” said Ann Diamond, development director, MidMichigan Health Foundation. “They have excelled in offering staff a wide variety of programming and incentives that are win-wins for both the individual’s personal health and team productivity. This approach to health in the workplace is certainly supported by the Medical Center, and we are happy to recognize them for it.”

As an organization, LafargeHolcim offers employees flu shots, first aid and CPR training, exercise programs, stand up desks, health and wellness screenings, a nutrition program with online coaching, a smoking cessation program, HSA contributions, paternity leave, a “Get Active” program with incentives and prizes, and health and family safety days. Additionally, the Presque Isle plant hosts the 5K Quarry Run every summer. This type of healthy employee engagement promotes good habits that are life-long and extend out into the community at large.

This marked the 23rd year of presenting the Health Leadership Award to a deserving organization. The MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Business Relations Committee is chaired by JoAnn Dehring of First Federal of Northern Michigan.

The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports the patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 22-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin and Mt. Pleasant.

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