The results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and New London Hospital (NLH) achieved Gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. This is the fourth year in a row NLH has received this honor.
“We are so proud and honored to be recognized at the gold level for a 4th year,” says Catherine Bardier NLH’s Director of Wellness and Population. “Our Wellness Champions are passionate about the work they do and are dedicated to keeping the programs fresh and fun for our employees and their families.”
The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.
A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.