Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell Health System has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America by Healthiest Employers, an awards program created to honor people-first organizations that prioritize the wellbeing of their employee population.

This is the second consecutive year Iredell Health System has been recognized.

The top 100 companies were honored with this prestigious recognition because of their commitment to workplace wellness and their exceptional health and benefits offerings.

Each company included on the list participated in the Healthiest Employers application process. The categories, scoring, and benchmarking were formed with the help of a national, non-biased group of representatives from the academic, medical, wellness, and business communities. The Healthiest Employers assessment is scored on a 1-100 scale. The assessment comprises six categories of yes/no, multiple choice, and short answer questions, with each question totaling .25-3 points.

The six categories are:

♦ Culture and Leadership Commitment;
♦ Foundational Components;
♦ Strategic Planning;
♦ Communications and Marketing;
♦ Programming and Interventions; and
♦ Reporting and Analytics

To qualify for the national award, Iredell Health System was also scored based on an additional section called “the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America,” which scores essays and asks additional questions related to chronic conditions and workplace health.

Iredell Health System understands that in order to provide high-quality care to others, it must first ensure the wellbeing and happiness of its employees. Iredell Health System encourages employee wellbeing through its wellness program, wellbeing and mental health education, and by offering an on-site chaplain to meet with staff when needed.

“We are so proud to be named one of the healthiest workplaces in America. When you look at how this ranking is created, it is really a sign of focusing on one’s employees with programs, benefits and opportunities. This focus is extremely important and unwavering for Iredell Health System, and we are very pleased to be recognized for it,” said John Green, president and CEO of Iredell Health System.

Iredell Health System also was recognized in the 2023 Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte, placing second among several companies with between 500 and 1,499 employees.


Iredell Health System is looking for others to join its family and is hiring in several departments. Learn more by going to iredellhealth.org and clicking on “careers.”