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AlloSource Named One of Denver's Healthiest Employers
Date:10/6/2011

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AlloSource, (www.allosource.org) a leading developer, processor and distributor of bone and soft-tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures around the world, is among Metro Denver's Healthiest Employers, as judged by the Denver Business Journal's inaugural awards program. With concerns about health care reform, rising insurance costs and diminishing employee benefits, the Denver Business Journal sought to find the metro-area employers who were truly focused on their workers' wellness.

"At AlloSource, we make it an ongoing priority to foster and reward our staff by providing access to tools and resources to improve their health and wellness," said Thomas Cycyota, AlloSource President and CEO. "People are the power behind any successful organization and we are fortunate to draw energy from a diverse and talented team. We are excited that our hard work to promote a healthy workplace has paid off with recognition from the Denver Business Journal, but more importantly, through the improved wellness of our staff."

AlloSource offers more than 15 wellness programs annually to encourage and assist employees to improve their health, including:

  • NutriTeam weight loss program; AlloSource staff lost a total of 250 pounds in 12 weeks in 2011
  • Monthly wellness newsletter
  • Quarterly lunch & learns serving healthful food and including topics such as nutrition, stress reduction, sleeping better and yoga
  • Subsidized health club memberships for employees and dependents
  • Healthy snacks at company meetings
  • Free oatmeal for employees on a daily basis
  • Free flu shots
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Company participation in:
    • Bike to Work Day
    • Denim Day
    • Donor Dash
    • Komen Race for the Cure Team sponsorship
    • Colorful Choices Challenge
    • Walking Program

Partnered with Healthiest Employer LLC, an Indiana company, the Denver Business Journal conducted a two-part selection process. First, readers were encouraged to nominate companies worthy of recognition. Second, nominated companies had to complete a survey that was scored and ranked. The top-ranking companies in four categories were announced September 20 at an awards luncheon held at Sheraton Downtown Denver hotel. AlloSource ranked third in the Large Companies category.

About AlloSource

AlloSource is a non-profit company that offers more than 200 precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in an array of life-saving and life-enhancing medical procedures. As the world's leader in fresh cartilage tissue used for joint repair and skin allografts to heal severe burns, AlloSource has grown into one of the largest tissue networks in the country with more than 350 employees.  It is the world's largest processor of live cellular bone growth substitutes and delivers unparalleled expertise and customer service to its growing network of surgeons, partners and the country's most reputable organ procurement organizations.   As one of the leading innovators in maximizing tissue donation with the goal of offering optimal solutions for healthcare providers and their patients, AlloSource is recognized by the medical community for its ability to process and provide high quality tissue.  The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit our corporate website or educational website.

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