Welch Allyn recognized as an American Heart Association Start! Fit-Friendly Company for fifth consecutive yearNovember 6, 2012 | Industry News Release
Welch Allyn, a provider of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced it has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association's Start! initiative for helping employees eat better and move more for the fifth consecutive year.
"We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association's Start! movement as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company," said Steve Meyer, president and CEO at Welch Allyn. "Employee health and wellness is a top priority at Welch Allyn and we're committed to providing the best work environment possible. For example, we offer fitness programs with incentives that include earning credit toward insurance premiums and encourage people to increase their physical activity in simple ways, such as using the walking trail that surrounds our global headquarters. Healthy employees are happy and productive, so it's a win-win for all of us."
Platinum-Level employers such as Welch Allyn:
- Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace
- Increase healthy eating options at the worksite
- Promote a wellness culture in the workplace
- Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture
- Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness
Welch Allyn is committed to providing an environment that promotes health and wellness. The company's two facilities in Skaneateles Falls, NY, including its global headquarters, are tobacco-free. Additionally, Welch Allyn offers healthy meal options for nominal prices in its on-site cafeteria and affordable gym memberships for employees, their family members and Welch Allyn retirees at the Peter H. Soderberg Fitness Center run by HealthFitness Corporation located within the company's global headquarters.
About Welch Allyn
Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY (USA), Welch Allyn is a provider of medical diagnostic equipment and a complete range of digital and connected solutions. With 2,750 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn is a family-owned business that specializes in helping doctors, nurses, and other frontline practitioners across the globe provide the best patient care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting-edge solutions that help them see more patients, detect more conditions, and improve more lives. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at www.welchallyn.com.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke-America's No.1 and No.3 killers. The organization teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org.