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Wellness Awards

Well-U is an award-winning employee wellness department at the University of Rochester. Below is the list of our honors and awards.

American Heart Association

2013, 2012 Spring Heart Walk Award
The University of Rochester came in second place in 2013 and third place in 2012 for fundraising efforts and helped raise nearly $20,000 for critical cardiac investigations in 2012.

2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010 Fit-Friendly Worksite
Well-U received Gold Status in 2014, Platinum Status in 2011 and Gold Status in 2010 in recognition of our robust menu of healthy living programs that encourage staff to break free from their desks and enjoy some physical activity during the workday.

Edington CBIZ Next Practice Award

This award recognizes and celebrates organizations that envision and implement innovative wellbeing initiatives.


2013 Producer Award Honorable Mention
Social wellness program that has yielded the most impressive health outcomes and return-on-investment.

2012 Innovator Award Honorable Mention
Wellness program that most expertly uses social networking and social media to unite coworkers through health.

Wealth of Health Award

2020, 2016, 2015, 2010, 2008 Large Firm of 2000+ Winner
Each year, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and the Rochester Business Journal honor Rochester area employers who promote health and wellness in the workplace.

2013 Returning Honoree
Well-U was honored for wellness programs and policies that continue to foster a healthy workplace. This was based on the creativity of our initiatives, active participation, our ability to effect measurable improvements, sustainability and program outcomes.