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Washington County ranked second Healthiest Employer in Oregon

Washington County has been named one of Oregon’s healthiest employers by the Portland Business Journal.
Media release

For the ninth time in recent years, Washington County has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of Oregon’s healthiest employers. The County was ranked second among organizations of 1,500 to 4,999 employees, acknowledging the organization’s strong ongoing commitment to the health of employees and their family members.

Washington County’s innovative, award-winning Wellness Program provides wholistic support for many aspects of employee health including physical, mental, financial, social and community wellness. In addition to excellent healthcare benefits, the County emphasizes health awareness through access to online personal health assessments, flu vaccination clinics, health-related workshops and several other strategies which support overall health and wellness. Additionally, by participating in the annual Wellness Activity Incentive program, staff can earn points which qualify them for a lower premium share for health insurance benefits.

According to Chief Human Resources Officer Lisa Takach, “I’m extremely proud of Washington County’s wellness program because it addresses employee health in a very caring and holistic way, with a range of supportive services. Whether it’s meeting emergent needs of first responders following a critical incident or working day-by-day to build a culture where healthy habits are prioritized, our program demonstrates the range of the County’s commitment to employee wellness.”

Washington County is an equal opportunity employer, providing a range of vital services and programs that enhance the quality of life for residents across the region. For more information regarding employment opportunities, go to