The Morrisville company's program includes onsite health assessments and physical activity programs as well as discounts on health insurance premiums for employees who participate.
Barloworld Handling in Charlotte also was among the dozen organizations to receive UnitedHealthCare's "Well Deserved" award.
Last week, Tekelec shareholders overwhelmingly approved the sale of the technology company to a New York private equity firm.
Tekelec, which makes software for phone and Internet companies, is being sold for $780 million to a group of investors led by Siris Capital.
The company employs 620 in Morrisville and 1,140 globally.