American Heart Association Recognizes Nascentia Health for Workplace Health Achievement

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American Heart Association representative Denise McGraw (center, with plaque) presents representatives from Nascentia Health’s leadership team and Health and Wellness Committee with a wooden plaque in recognition of the system’s Bronze level recognition in the American Heart Association’s 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index.

Nascentia Health has achieved Bronze level recognition in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index.

The AHA 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 workplace health programs. 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.

More than 1,000 companies completed the Index assessment this year. Of those companies, 75% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. As part of their participation, companies also 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.

 “We are so proud of the steps we’ve taken to build a corporate culture of health and wellness,” said President and CEO Kate Rolf. “From our new Health and Wellness Committee and employee gym to our weekly fitness classes and Lunch and Learn sessions, corporate wellness has become a top priority. This achievement is a result of that commitment, and we look forward to the chance to improve our results in 2019.”

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