The results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced this month and Central Florida Health achieved Gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Central Florida Health is the not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of Leesburg Regional Medical Center, The Villages® Regional Hospital, TVRH Rehabilitation Hospital, Alliance Labs and the LRMC Senior Behavioral Health Center.
The American Heart Association created the index with its CEO Roundtable, 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.
“This is the third consecutive year that our organization has earned Gold level recognition,” says Juli Romero-Gomez, RN, Coordinator of the Health You, Healthy Us wellness program at Central Florida Health. “It is an exceptional accomplishment which acknowledges the culture of health in our workplace.”
Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.
“Each year, the point requirement for the Index goes up and our organization must have new initiatives in order to maintain our gold status,” continued Juli. “This award is a true testament to all of the hard work and healthy changes being made individually and system-wide at Central Florida Health.”