By remboltludtke

Hemingford Telephone Receives Governor’s Wellness Award

Posted in Andy Pollock, News

Rembolt Ludtke extends its congratulations to its client, Hemingford Telephone, for receiving the Governor’s Wellness Award from Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

“Hemingford Telephone is a valued client of the firm and an outstanding corporate citizen of its community in the Panhandle. They have built fiber to the home, farm, and ranch throughout their rural service territory, providing even those in remote areas Internet speeds comparable and better than the most populated urban areas,” said Rembolt Ludtke partner Andy Pollock. “Hemingford’s dedication to their community extends into their workplace, as evidenced by the Governor’s Wellness Award.”

A total of 38 Nebraska employers representing 24 communities are being honored for offering evidence-based worksite wellness programs for their employees.

“The businesses recognized today are putting people first and are making the workplace a healthy environment,” Governor Ricketts said. “Worksite wellness provides an opportunity for Nebraskans to live healthy lives, improve quality of life, and help grow a healthier Nebraska for the next generation.”

According to Judy Martin, Deputy Director of Community and Environmental Health for DHHS, award recipients increased the percentage of people meeting Surgeon General Guidelines for Physical Activity by more than 25 percent, reduced tobacco use by 12 percent, and decreased obesity by five percent.

The Governor, DHHS, and the Nebraska Safety Council encourage employers interested in starting a wellness program or enhancing an existing one to contact WorkWell.