Business Group on Health Honors Atrium Health with Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being Platinum Award

10.07.2020 Atrium Health News

Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being Platinum AwardCHARLOTTE, N.C. – October 8, 2020  Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 440 large employers, today honored Atrium Health for providing one of the best workforce health and employee well-being programs in the nation.  

Atrium Health is among 39 U.S. employers that received 2020 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being awards presented at the Business Group’s virtual Workforce Strategy 2020 Conference. Atrium Health received a Platinum Award for its LiveWELL program. This marks the seventh year Atrium Health has received this distinction 

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. LiveWELL exists to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing for all by enabling teammates to work meaningfully, eat healthfully, learn continuously and live more fully. 

“Atrium Health cares about the physical, financial and personal health and well-being of all teammates and their families,” said Jim Dunn, executive vice president and Chief People and Culture Officer for Atrium Health. “Our mission to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – FOR ALL – includes our greatest strength, our teammates.” 

“On behalf of the entire Business Group, I’d like to congratulate Atrium Health on being named a best employer for excellence in health and well-being,” said Ellen Kelsay, president and CEO of, Business Group on Health. This year was especially difficult for companies as they faced many challenges to keep their workers engaged, productive and healthy. Atrium Health is among an elite group of employers who recognize the positive impact these types of programs can have on their employees’ productivity, engagement and overall well-being.”  

Winners of the 2020 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being awards were honored in one of three categories: Platinum, for implementing a workforce well-being strategy with demonstrated results; Gold, for organizations with a strong commitment to holistic well-being and related metrics; and Silver, for organizations with emerging well-being strategies, often with a focus on physical health.  

About Atrium Health: 

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit healthcare system with over 55,000 teammates at nearly 40 hospitals and hundreds of care locations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. Atrium Health provides top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care to patients, as well as specialized musculoskeletal programs and organ transplants. Ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for cancer treatment and in eight  different pediatric specialties, it has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and was the recipient of the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. Its flagship hospital, Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center, is the region’s only Level I trauma center and is consistently rated among the nation’s best. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all. Over the past three years, Atrium Health has provided nearly $2 billion per year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits. 

About Business Group on Health Business Group on Health is the only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on health policy issues and optimizing workforce strategy through innovative health, benefits and well-being solutions. Business Group keeps its membership on the leading edge of innovation, thinking and action to address health care cost and the delivery, financing, affordability and experience with the health care system. Business Group members, many of whom have operations globally, include 74 Fortune 100 companies, and provide health coverage for more than 60 million workers, retirees and their families in over 200 countries.