The results of the American Heart Association 2018 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 third year in a row NLH has received this honor. NLH was one of only two organizations in New Hampshire to be recognized with Gold level.
“I’m proud of our employees and honored to be recognized as our NLH Employee Wellness Committee works so hard to promote health and wellness in the workplace,” says Catherine Bardier NLH’s Director of Wellness and Population. “Thanks to the support of our leadership we continue to introduce more wellness programs internally and into the community.”
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.
More than 1000 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 75% received Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition in the Index and help their workforce move toward ideal heart health.rn’, 1, 1,