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(Fri., Sept. 2, 2011)Mayor Peter Carlisle announced today that the City and County of Honolulu was recently named a finalist for the Healthiest Employer Awards contest, in the large business category, held by Pacific Business News.

"This is a huge honor and achievement," said Carlisle. "We are the only public sector employer in the large company category. I want to thank our employees for making healthy living a priority and for helping us to make it to the finals." 

The City was recognized for its innovative use of digital and print communication to encourage its more than 9,000 employees to participate in wellness programs. Health and wellness initiatives are part of the City's training and development catalog. Health information is printed on the City website and distributed to all work sites.

 The winners announced at the Healthiest Employer Awards luncheon on Thursday, September 1, were: Hawaii Pacific Health, for large businesses; Oceanit, for medium businesses; and ECC, for small businesses.




Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor's Office, 768-7798.