Published on February 18, 2019

2019 Health Leadership Award Presented to The Home Depot

Photo of MidMichigan Health Business Relations Committee presenting 2019 Health Leadership Award to The Home Depot.

Nancy Montie, chair, Business Relations Committee, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena; Jerry Plohocky, PRO services supervisor, The Home Depot 2760; Mark Fornton, merchandising assistant manager; The Home Depot 2760, and Ann Diamond, development director, MidMichigan Health Foundation.

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. The Business Relations Committee of MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Development Council serving Alpena presented the 2019 Health Leadership award to The Home Depot on February 9, 2019.

“This year, The Home Depot was awarded for their commitment to employee health and wellness,” said Ann Diamond, development director. “They have an impressive variety of programming and incentives for employees that prove to be win-wins for both individual personal health and team productivity. This approach to wellness in the workplace is absolutely supported by the Medical Center, and we are happy to recognize them for it.”

As an organization, The Home Depot places safety at the top of their priority list for employees with daily safety briefings and stretching exercises. Additional wellness programming includes employee flu shots; tobacco cessation program; biometric screenings; employee Assistance Program; discounts for Weight Watchers programs, diabetes education, and athletic gear; and monthly wellness flyers. They are an ergonomically friendly workplace, hold Daily Safety Briefings, and even supply all employees with Fitbits®.

This marked the 24th year of presenting the Health Leadership Award to a deserving organization. The Business Relations Committee is chaired by Nancy Montie, who presented the award alongside Diamond.