Harrisburg, PA (November 9, 2020) – The results of the American Heart Association 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced, and PSECU, Pennsylvania’s anytime, anywhere digital credit union, achieved Silver Level recognition for a second consecutive year for its efforts to build a culture of health in the workplace. The credit union is one of 776 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the period from July 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
“At PSECU, we believe that by taking steps to ensure our more than 800 statewide employees are well cared for, ultimately, they will be better prepared to provide high-quality service to our valued members,” said PSECU President and CEO George Rudolph. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have achieved this recognition from the American Heart Association, and we thank them for the resources and support that they provide to help make this accomplishment possible. We look forward to continuing our efforts, in collaboration with the American Heart Association, to sustain and improve employee well-being into the future.”
The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. 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.
“The American Heart Association is committed to saving more lives from heart disease and stroke and that starts by helping people make healthy changes every day where they live and work,” said Ashley Schade, Regional Vice President of Development for the American Heart Association. “Having support from large employers like PSECU that make the health of their employees and communities a priority is essential for our organization to pursue its mission and sets an example for other local companies that want a healthier workforce and community.”
“Just like we strive to provide our members with opportunities to achieve a better life, we have the same goal for our employees,” explained PSECU Vice President of Human Resources Sandra Holzgen. “We strive to provide a work environment in which our staff can be healthy, happy, and satisfied with their work-life balance. Learn more about our open positions and working with PSECU.”
The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of evidence-based tools to help optimize current employee health programs. These tools leverage the science behind the Index while improving consumer engagement and promoting healthier behaviors. For more information, visit heart.org/workplacehealth.