Guthrie received the 2016 bronze level recognition in the American Heart Association’s inaugural results of the Workplace Health Achievement Index.
The Index is a science-based and evidence-informed measurement that recognizes workplace health programs. It provides employers with best practices to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of workplace health programs.
“Guthrie is proud to receive this recognition from the American Heart Association,” said Dr. Frederick Bloom, President of Guthrie Medical Group, “We are committed to helping all of our employees achieve their personal best health and to make Guthrie a healthy place to work.”
The Workplace Health Achievement Index is unique in that it scores and recognizes companies both on the structure of the workplace health program and employee’s heart health based on the AHA’s seven behaviors and metrics for ideal heart health – Life’s Simple 7®. Research shows that improving these seven factors can lead to significant reductions in heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other health problems. In addition, people who achieve ideal cardiovascular health by age 50 have significantly lower lifetime risk of heart disease and stroke, and live, on average, approximately 10 years longer than people with two or more risk factors.
Comprehensively designed and fully implemented workplace health programs can help with job satisfaction and employee retention, as verified by a Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey. The Workplace Health Achievement Index gives companies a specific framework they can adopt to improve the quality and effectiveness of their programs, while learning from one another.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.