FLINT, Mich. – Oct. 13, 2016 – The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy has been selected as one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the fourth consecutive year.

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) has been selected for the fourth year in a row as one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness as part of an initiative that celebrates quality and excellence in worksite health.

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The Best and Brightest in Wellness celebrates companies that are making their businesses, employees, and communities healthier. The Best and Brightest programs provide yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools, and interaction amongst the best employers throughout Michigan.

Evaluation criteria included the following categories:

  • Culture and environment
  • Employee input
  • Leadership
  • Benefits and programs
  • Participation and incentives
  • Outcomes, analysis, and tracking

Diplomat scored a perfect 10 in culture and environment; employee input; leadership; benefits and programs; and outcomes, analysis, and tracking, while the regional average score in those areas was eight. Diplomat scored a 9.8 overall. The regional average overall score was 8.

“This is an exciting and crowning achievement recognizing Diplomat’s commitment to health and well-being for our employees,” said Diplomat CEO and Chairman Phil Hagerman. “We have taken great strides in expanding and improving the programs that we offer our employees. Wellness is not just about healthy eating or exercise; it also represents the entire mind, body, and spirit of employees and what keeps them performing their best at work and at home.”

Diplomat offers a wide range of support and encouragement for employees looking to live a healthier lifestyle at home and in the workplace. The company’s corporate headquarters features an on-site fitness facility available to employees free of charge. The full gym includes weight and cardio machines, as well as palates and yoga equipment.

Additional initiatives include free fitness classes, lunch-and-learn speakers related to health and wellness, weight-loss challenges, personal trainers for small and large groups, walking challenges, and various special events.

To learn more about Diplomat, visit diplomat.is.


Forward-Looking Statements

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About Diplomat

Diplomat (NYSE: DPLO) serves patients and physicians in all 50 states. Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, the company focuses on medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, specialized infusion therapy and many other serious or long-term conditions. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: “Take good care of patients and the rest falls into place.” Today, that tradition continues—always focused on improving patient care and clinical adherence. For more information visit diplomat.is.


Kali Lucas, Public Relations Specialist
810.768.9580 | press@diplomat.is