FLINT, Mich. – October 15, 2015 – The nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy has been selected as one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the third year in a row.

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today that it has been selected as one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the third year in a row. The awards program honors companies and organizations that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in health and wellness.

Nominees for Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness were evaluated using the WellCompanies™ assessment, created and administered by WellCo, a leading wellness systems firm. The assessment measures the scale, scope and effectiveness of a company’s wellness initiatives. Evaluation criteria included the following categories:

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


Diplomat had scores of a perfect 10 in culture and environment, employee input, leadership, and benefits and program, while the regional average score in those categories was eight. Diplomat scored a 9.3 overall. The regional average overall score was eight.

“It is important to us that our employees feel supported and are given the opportunities for healthy activities,” said Diplomat CEO and Chairman Phil Hagerman. “Health and wellness is a part of the Diplomat culture, and we are proud to be recognized for the third year in a row as one of the Best and Brightest Companies in wellness.”

Diplomat offers a wide range of support and encouragement for employees looking to live a healthier lifestyle. The company’s corporate headquarters features an on-site fitness facility available for employees to use, free of charge. Additional initiatives include free fitness classes, lunch-and-learn speakers related to health and wellness, weight-loss challenges and various special events. 

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, HIV, 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 www.diplomat.is.


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