April 17, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Altarum Institute has received the 2013 Workplace Excellence Award and Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) and is recognized in the Greater Washington, D.C. area as one of the best places to work.

AWE has been giving these awards for the past 14 years and recognizes companies from all across the U.S., with the majority concentrated in the D.C. metropolitan area. Collectively, the winners represent more than 1 million employees from organizations of all sizes and in all sectors – private, public, and nonprofit.

The Workplace Excellence and Health & Wellness Trailblazers Awards highlight businesses that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work, at home, and in the community, and have demonstrated merit in each of the following categories:

  • Workforce Demographics
  • Management Practices
  • Employee Engagement
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Total Rewards Programs and Benefits
  • Health & Wellness Programs and Initiatives
  • Employee Voice Survey

“It’s a tremendous honor to receive both of these awards, and we thank AWE for their recognition,” said Patty Ferguson, senior vice president of human resources at Altarum. “One of our Institute’s core values is to promote the well-being of our employees and encourage a meaningful work-life balance, and we hope this award means that we are headed in the right direction.”

For more information on AWE, the awards, or AWE’s upcoming annual awards luncheon, please visit www.excellentworkplace.org.

Contact Information
Sarah Litton
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs


Altarum Institute's (www.altarum.org) mission is to create a better, more sustainable future for all Americans by applying research-based and field-tested solutions that transform our systems of health and health care. Altarum employs over 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with additional offices in Portland, Maine; Silver Spring, MD; Rockville, MD; and Washington, D.C.