June 21st, 2023
The American Heart Association has awarded Pinehurst Medical Clinic (PMC) national silver level recognition for its commitments to employee health and well-being as measured in the Association’s 2022 Workforce Well-being Scorecard™.
The Scorecard evaluates factors such as mental health policies, organizational wellbeing strategies to address burnout, health equity measures, employee financial resources and more to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s culture of health. 381 organizations completed the Scorecard in 2022, and all organizations were recognized with an achievement level of platinum (9%), gold (45%), silver (32%) silver, bronze (9%) or completer (5%).
For over 70 years, PMC's priority has been not only to provide high-quality, compassionate care to its patients but also to its largest asset, its team members. In the last year alone, PMC has implemented an internal career development program, launched new core values, improved its onboarding processes, completed a market analysis to ensure competitive compensation, furthered its employee wellness program and continued to add unique benefit coverage options to cater to the needs of its team members and their families. This is in addition to the organization's already robust compensation package, employee assistance program, team member discounts, and retirement savings program. At PMC, it is of utmost importance to continue evaluating and adding resources that aid in the personal and professional goals of its team members.
The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, developed the Workforce Well-being Scorecard in collaboration with top scientists and industry experts to reflect the latest evidence-based science on workforce health and wellbeing. First launched in 2016, the Scorecard was refreshed in 2022 to place a renewed focus on health equity and comprehensive organizational well-being. The free, web based tool allows employers to regularly evaluate their health and well-being progress, identify areas of opportunity and see how their results stack up against their peers.
Research has shown that supporting the mental and physical well-being of employees is vital to driving productivity, engagement and successful business outcomes. By investing in a culture of health in the workplace, organizations can improve employee retention and bolster their organizational reputation.1
"We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for a third consecutive year for our commitment to our team members' health and well-being and our continued efforts to promote equity," said Matt Bernosky, Pinehurst Medical Clinic’s human resources director. "At PMC, we are dedicated to creating a culture that is safe, supportive, and provides opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential - in and out of the workplace."
The Workforce Well-being Scorecard is a key component of the Association’s Wellbeing Works Better™ platform, which helps business leaders unleash the power of a healthy, happy workforce. Distinct from traditional wellness programs, Well-being Works Better empowers employers to champion the mental and physical health of their employees and provides actionable guidance to meet the unique needs of their organization.
For more information and a full list of recognized organizations, visit heart.org/workforce.