Simmons Hanly Conroy Named One of St. Louis Area’s Healthiest Employers

St. Louis Business Journal Recognizes Simmons as 2011 Healthiest Employer of St. Louis Award Finalist

Alton, Ill., Oct. 4, 2011 – Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, one of the largest law firms in the St. Louis area, has been recognized as a finalist for the 2011 Healthiest Employer in St. Louis Award, presented by the St. Louis Business Journal.

The award honors the most outstanding health and wellness programs created and implemented by local companies. It also recognizes companies and nonprofit entities’ commitment to making wellness a priority and proactively shapes the health of their employees.

The Firm Wellness Program currently offers a variety of resources and activities to help employees jumpstart and sustain a healthy lifestyle. From informative events and resources, such as wellness exams and exercise challenges, to a weekly delivery of healthy food choices, to regular nurse visits, the Firm’s wellness plan provides well-rounded support for employee’s health development and needs.

“As a company dedicated to helping it’s employees make healthy lifestyle choices, we’re honored to be recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers in the St. Louis area, “ said Gregg Kirkland, Chief Executive Officer of the Firm. “In addition, we believe this distinction will motivate and encourage our employees to achieve their own personal health improvement goals.”

The firm joins a short list of 40 other St. Louis businesses that made the final cut including BJC HealthCare, Express Scripts, Savvis, Nestle Purina PetCare, UPS and more.

Applicants submitted a detailed description of their company wellness programs, health benefits and other related activities. In addition, company employees took an online wellness survey, sponsored by Healthiest Employers.

Finalists will be honored with an awards banquet Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Renaissance Grand Hotel where the 2011 award winners will be announced. A special section profiling the finalists and the winners will run in the Oct. 7 edition of the Business Journal.