American Heart Association recognizes Saint Luke’s Health System for workplace health achievement

December 17, 2021

The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Saint Luke’s Health System achieved national Gold Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce.

Saint Luke’s Health System is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021.Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, nearly all earned gold (43%), silver (31%) or bronze (19%) status.

Saint Luke’s Health System has more than 12,000 employees with more than 16 hospitals and campuses, in addition to numerous primary care and specialty offices in Missouri and Kansas. 

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies. The Index is a web-based scorecard that evaluates the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company's workplace health program through a combination of best practices and a snapshot of a company's aggregates employee heart health.

Studies show, healthy employees are more productive and use less sick time, and organizations who create a culture of health in the workplace can improve employee retention and organizational reputation.

“We are proud to achieve this recognition from the American Heart Association for prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees,” said Doris Rogers, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Saint Luke’s Health System. “Our organization remains committed to supporting the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of our workforce, promoting professional and personal growth.”  

In the new year, the American Heart Association will introduce a reimagined Index, the Workforce Well-Being Scorecard. Building on the legacy of the Workplace Health Achievement Index, the new Scorecard will provide organizations with a way to measure the total health and well-being of their workforce, including the importance of the mental well-being of employees. Participating organizations will receive specific, evidence-informed tools and services to help build and maximize effective cultures of workforce health and well-being.

For more information, visit the American Heart Association.

About Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke’s is a faith-based, not-for-profit, aligned health system committed to providing the highest levels of excellence in compassionate health care and health-related services. Saint Luke’s has more than 16 hospitals and campuses and more than 200 primary care and specialty offices treating patients in 65 specialty services across 67 counties in Missouri and Kansas. Saint Luke’s has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the elite hospitals in the nation. For more than 135 years, Saint Luke’s has been dedicated to enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the diverse communities we serve. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn

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