The results of the American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced yesterday and Phalcon and its regional operating companies achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
Phalcon, Ltd. is a leader in utility construction, electrical contracting, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services. Phalcon combines the cross platform expertise of our 1200 employees from operating companies to provide specialized combination engineering and installation expertise to our clients. Locally, Phalcon owns McPhee Electric, PowerHawke, and Ravex, each headquartered in Farmington.
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, of those companies, 75% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition in the Index and help their workforce move toward ideal heart health.
The Phalcon Wellness Program was developed in 2012 to improve employee health and wellbeing and has been awarded for being a progressive program, especially within the construction industry.
“We are thrilled with our Silver Recognition for 2018, demonstrating improved performance from our last recognition at the Bronze level” says Wellness Program Coordinator Christine Conroy. “This acknowledgment showcases our company wide culture of health, strive for excellence and how all of us at Phalcon distinguish ourselves with grit and gratitude every day.”
The Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science and a quality improvement framework. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for wellbeing are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.