Working Well Award

Award Highlights

The Working Well Award is sponsored by the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita and has been established locally since 2005. This community award is a local grassroots award that does not require purchase of products or advertising.

Past Working Well Winners

2024 Policy Award: Mental Health America of South Central Kansas. Winning ideas shared on the idea boards by: KLS Central Intake and Derby Recreation Commission
2023 Winning ideas shared on the idea boards by: Marion County Health Department, KLS Central Intake, and City of Andover
2022 Winning ideas shared on the idea boards by: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, KLS Central Intake, and Meritrust Credit Union
2021 Conference offered virtually in three sessions, awards not presented
2020 Conference cancelled due to Covid
2019 Derby Recreation Commission, Great Plains Ventures, Child Start, Inc
2018 Policy: Greater Wichita YMCA, Place: Celebrity Cruises, Program: City of Wichita
2017 Policy: City of Derby, Place: Professional Engineering Consultants, Program: Wichita Public Schools
2016 South Central Kansas Education Service Center, City of Derby, Textron Aviation
2015 Via Christi Health, Royal Caribbean, Derby Recreation Commission
2014 Bombardier Learjet, Hightouch Technologies, Vermillion, Inc.
2013 Spirit Aerosystems, Meritrust Credit Union, South Central Education Service Center
2012 Cessna Aircraft Company, IMA of Kansas, ICM
2011 Cessna Aircraft Company, IMA of Kansas, Meritrust Credit Union
2010 Bombardier Learjet, City of Derby, Start Thinking
2009 Westar Energy, Greteman Group, Royal Caribbean Cruises
2008 NORDAM, High Touch, Breakthrough Club of Sedgwick County
2007 Frontier Oil Refining Company, Preferred Health Systems, Spirit
2006 Spirit
2005 Love Box Company

Byron G. Stout IV Spotlight on Wellness Award

Meritrust is proud to honor the memory of its champion of wellness, Byron Stout, with the Byron G. Stout IV Spotlight on Wellness Award. Mr. Stout passed away in June 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.

About the Award

Mr. Stout’s passion for wellness, concern for others and the positive example he displayed in his life inspired Team Meritrust and those in our community. As a leader of Meritrust’s corporate culture, he was committed to the pillars of wellness (physical, emotional, financial, community) and encouraged others to live balanced, happy lives. Mr. Stout was instrumental in envisioning and creating a comprehensive wellness program for the employees of Meritrust.

This award will recognize one individual annually who is making changes that inspire all areas of wellness in the workplace and in the community.

The nomination form and additional information is available here