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Healthiest Workplace Award

College of the Holy Cross receives 2023 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Award

Holy Cross is honored to be recognized by Healthiest Employers as a 2023 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Award Recipient.

Healthiest Employers is an innovative awards program created to recognize those
institutions that proactively shape the health of their employees. These institutions have
made a commitment to impact the health of their workplace.  Healthiest Employers has worked with over 8,000 employers.

WorkWell MA 2023 Winner

College of the Holy Cross Named a 2023 WWCMA WorkWell Massachusetts Awards Winner for Exemplary Worksite Health Promotion

Award recognizes successful corporate health improvement and wellness program

Holy Cross is proud to have been named a 2023 WorkWell Massachusetts Awards program Award Winner in the mid-size group category for exemplary worksite health promotion by the Worksite Wellness Council of MA (WWCMA), powered by Healthiest Employers. This award recognizes Holy Cross’ achievements in providing best-in-class programs and supporting employees through a culture of well-being.

Click here to read more about this award. 

Living Well Everyday: Stay informed, stay connected and stay well — every day

Earn up to $120 in rewards with our Living Well Everyday program!
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Covered dependents or employees who aren’t Harvard Pilgrim members can participate in a separate program, where they can earn points towards monthly gift card drawings.

Upcoming Programs 

Socialize Your Way to Health

Sofiya Stasiv, KGA

Over the last few years, studies have shown that social interactions and connections have significantly decreased, directly impacting our mental and physical health. This workshop will discuss the three vital components of social connection, why it matters, and how to boost our social well-being in a meaningful way.

March 19


Virtual - Register via Zoom


The Sandwich Generation and Beyond: How to Be a Caregiver While Taking Care of Yourself

Katherine McHugh, KGA

Are you taking care of any or all of the following: children, parents, grandparents, other family members, friends, pets? Are you doing this while simultaneously working and trying to care for yourself? This hour is for you.

April 17


Virtual - Register via Zoom

Unlocking the Power Within: Nurturing Your Mental Wellbeing

Marissa Alert, KGA

In this session, you will gain a deeper understanding of what mental health is (and what it isn't) and learn practical self-care practices and techniques that are designed to enhance emotional and mental equilibrium.

May 9


Virtual - Register via Zoom

Imposter Syndrome

Dr. Tyler Argiv, R3 Continuum

Imposter Syndrome is something that most people have likely encountered in their career at some point. Learn about Imposter Syndrome, strategies to help cope with it, how you can increase your confidence within your professional life, and thrive as an employee.

May 29


Virtual - Register via Zoom

Just Breathe

Trish Hart, KGA

In this powerful experiential workshop, you will learn the foundations of breathwork, including the neuroscience, latest research, and correct techniques for harnessing the power of your breath. 

June 26


Virtual - Register via Zoom

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) Wellness Reimbursement

Enhanced Wellness Reimbursements - starting in 2024

Through 2023, each employee enrolled in an HPHC medical plan could
receive a $150 reimbursement (up to $300 max per family) for qualified fitness
activity fees.

In 2024, the activity fees eligible for reimbursement have expanded to include nutrition and mindfulness programs.

HPHC fitness reimbursement

$300 for up to 2 covered members (Employees can earn up to $150 for themselves and $150 for family members). Submit the form below via your HPHC member account (see My Member Account sheet below). Participants must be a member of the HPHC plan for 4 months in the calendar year before submitting for reimbursement.

HPHC $150 weight management reimbursement

Programs that qualify for the weight management reimbursement are WW (Weight Watchers) digital program or workshop or a hospital-based weight management program.


Your Roadmap to Early Detection Cancer Screening Holy Cross has partnered with a local non-profit organization, DetecTogether, to educate employees about the importance of early cancer detection, improve survival rates, and reduce the cost and complexity of cancer treatment. DetecTogether is available at no cost to you and includes access to an on-demand library, live webinars, and more.

Register with DetecTogether at: or call 508-869-5200 to register.

ESI Wellness Program

Holy Cross is proud to announce that the ESI Wellness Program is back on campus. ESI Services has been helping Holy Cross employees relieve painful symptoms since 2014.

This program is brought to you by the Department of Human Resources. We believe this proactive initiative will help reduce workers' compensation claims and will support the health and wellbeing of our workforce.  

Programs Offered

  • Early Symptom Management Program
  • Do you have a sore back, neck, or shoulders?
  • Do you have common aches and pains or an old sports injury?

Additional Information


  • Location:  ESI Room in Facilities &  Hogan
  • Starting Sept. 2023 - Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – Noon (Dessie)
  • Starting Sept. 2023 - Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Dessie)
  • Starting Sept. 2023 - Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Dessie)