Representatives from BankNewport’s human resources department accepted an award on behalf of the organization at the 2013 Healthiest Employers Awards Luncheon on August 15 at the Providence Marriott, presented by Providence Business News and Tufts Health Plan.  The program recognized employers who have effective health and wellness programs in place and a commitment to employee health and safety. 

Judging was conducted by Healthiest Employers, a privately held technology and data research company with a focus on wellness.  Data from companies entered in the 2013 Healthiest Employers program was measured alongside similar programs across the country and ranked, with 26 organizations of varying size being awarded for operating effective health and wellness programs for their workers.  BankNewport ranked fifth for organizations in the 150 to 499 employee category awarded this distinction. 

“Wellness is so critical to everything,” stated BankNewport Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources, Wendy Kagan.  “A healthier workforce is a happier, more productive workforce.”

BankNewport was also recognized earlier this year at the 19th annual Worksite Health Awards ceremony, receiving an Exemplary designation as a Rhode Island organization demonstrating its commitment to maintaining employees’ health and well-being through workplace programs, including personal health assessments, weight management and nutrition, flu clinics, stress workshops, and a variety of health screenings.

BankNewport, founded in 1819 and currently holding $1.1 billion in assets, is an FDIC-insured savings bank and is a subsidiary of the Mutual Holding Company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC.  Along with its financial partner, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., BankNewport is proud to serve the financial needs of customers from banking and insurance offices located throughout Rhode Island.


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