Woman’s Hospital Recognized by American Heart Association for Workplace Health Achievement

October 22, 2019

Woman’s Hospital has achieved Gold Level status by the American Heart Association in recognition of the organization’s commitment to build a culture of health in the workplace. This award follows being named the Best Place to Work in Healthcare for large employers by Modern Healthcare and as a Best Place to Work in Baton Rouge by the Business Report.

“Being chosen as one of the best places to work in our city and our industry is an incredible accomplishment, but we can’t get there without a healthy workforce,” said Donna Bodin, vice president of employee and wellness services at Woman’s Hospital. “Promoting healthy habits for our employees, providing access to health-related resources and a well-designed education and incentive program contribute to employee engagement and productivity. Our employee wellness program is one of the reasons why we consistently are recognized one of the best places to work not only in Baton Rouge but in the United States.”

The American Heart Association’s health achievement index uses science-based best practices 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’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. 

All Woman’s locations are designated WellSpots by the Louisiana Department of Health. Woman’s has also been recognized as one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health.