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Quest Diagnostics DGX, a provider of diagnostic information services, has achieved gold status in the American Heart Association's 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index, ranking the company's workplace health program among the best in the nation.
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. 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 1000 companies completed the Index assessment this year and those which received Gold recognition have demonstrated the highest level of achievement.
"As a leading healthcare company, the health and well-being of our 45,000 employees is a top priority," said Steve Rusckowski, Quest Diagnostics chief executive officer and a member of the AHA's CEO Roundtable.
“Achieving Gold Status on the American Heart Association's Workplace Health Achievement Index testifies to the effectiveness of our employee wellness strategy, which combines diagnostic insights with population management to deliver better and more cost effective health and wellness for our people.”
Quest Diagnostics, Healthcare, Steve Rusckowski, US