Texas Health earns national recognition for Workplace Wellness

Texas Health earns national recognition for Workplace Wellness

American Heart Association’s Well-being Works Better™ Scorecard recognizes commitment to health

ARLINGTON, TX (March 26, 2024) – Texas Health Resources has earned Platinum level on the American Heart Association’s 2023 Well-being Works Better™ Scorecard. This national recognition highlights Texas Health’s commitment to employee health and well-being.

The scorecard, formerly known as the Workforce Well-being Scorecard™, analyzes the latest research and insights from industry leaders to help businesses create a science-backed, employee-focused culture of health and well-being. The tool enables employers to evaluate how their policies and procedures compare with leading best practices in areas such as mental health support, employee burnout, financial well-being and health equity.

Carla Dawson, Texas Health’s chief people officer, said the national recognition is appreciated, but more importantly, it serves as a litmus test for creating a healthy work-life balance among employees.

“The American Heart Association’s scorecard provides us with valuable insight and verifies that we are keeping in tune with trending health and well-being initiatives,” Dawson said.

“Healthcare is a rewarding yet demanding career field, and helping employees thrive in and out of the workplace is imperative,” Dawson said. “Establishing supportive relationships within Texas Health helps us care for one another, so we can focus on individuals coming through our doors.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, organizations that create a culture of health in the workplace can improve retention.

Companies are scored on the following criteria for the AHA recognition, with a maximum total of 230 points:

  • Leadership support
  • Organizational policies and environment
  • Communications
  • Programs and interventions
  • Engagement
  • Community partnerships
  • Reporting outcomes
  • Health equity
  • Organizational well-being

Recognition is categorized using four levels, with Platinum being the highest:

  • Platinum — companies have achieved a score of 217 or higher
  • Gold — companies have achieved a score of 183-216
  • Silver — companies have achieved a score of 137-182
  • Bronze — companies have achieved a score of 91-136

In 2023, 492 organizations were recognized by the American Heart Association. Texas Health is one of only 8%, or less than 40 organizations, to achieve Platinum recognition.

To learn more and view a full list of recognized organizations, visit www.heart.org

Submitted press release, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News.