Recognition by the American Heart Association
Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health.
The results of the American Heart Association 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced and Pinehurst Medical Clinic achieved national Silver Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Pinehurst Medical Clinic is one of 776 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, 35% received gold recognition, the highest percentage to date, 29% silver and 25% bronze.
The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data 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.
“Pinehurst Medical Clinic is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for workplace health achievement. We are committed to our employees’ health and wellness and look forward to further developing and delivering programs that enable them to live their best lives,” Stated Matt Bernosky, Pinehurst Medical Clinic Human Resource Director.
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 through Life’s Simple 7®,the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health based on seven risk factors. Life’s Simple 7® includes smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.
About Pinehurst Medical Clinic
Pinehurst Medical Clinic is a recognized healthcare provider in the communities of Moore County, Lee County, Cumberland County, Chatham County and the surrounding six counties. Locally owned and managed, Pinehurst Medical Clinic offers a broad range of primary and specialty care services to the communities we serve. The physicians and healthcare team of professionals at Pinehurst Medical Clinic share a commitment to patient-centered care that is physician-led and utilizes the latest advances in medical technology. This combination of leading-edge medicine and deep compassion for the people we serve has been a hallmark of the Pinehurst Medical Clinic since 1952.
Pinehurst Medical Clinic consists of over 100 providers, approximately 650 employees, and 18 locations.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.