There are an estimated 155 million working-age adults. The U.S. now spends more on healthcare than any other country. Chronic disease prevention and promoting optimal health are essential to improving the health and productivity of the U.S. workforce. Building a culture of health within the workplace can have a significant impact on our personnel and is a goal that OrthoCarolina continues to build on.
Research shows that work-sites with a strong culture of health that have comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs coupled with senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.
Across the country in 2017, 540 companies were recognized by the American Heart Association as part of their Workplace Health Achievement Index for workplace health achievement. The index score is based on answers to a series of questions and analysis of aggregate health information. Across the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate from Baltimore to Kiawah Island, S.C. 45 organizations were recognized for completing the assessment and submitting employee health data. In the Charlotte Market, eight companies were recognized.
OrthoCarolina was the ONLY gold company recognized company in the Mid-Atlantic region, the highest achievement. Health is such an important part of what we do each day, and we’re proud to have a team and employees who are committed to health and wellness.
More on the Workplace Health Achievement Index.