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American Heart Association Recognizes Mercadien For Workplace Health Achievement

December 2021

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The results of the American Heart Association’s 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 and Mercadien achieved national Silver recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for its workforce.

The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented workplace health best practices. Organizations recognized at the Silver level have achieved an Index score of 105 – 127 out of a maximum 217 points.

Mercadien is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, nearly all earned gold (43%), silver (31%) or bronze (19%) status.

The Mercadien Group is a family of entities that provides a full spectrum of accounting and consulting services, including traditional audit and financial reporting, tax compliance and planning, compliance oversight, risk assessment, litigation support, management and board consulting as well as wealth management solutions. Founded in Princeton in 1963, the firm serves privately-owned companies of nearly every type and industry, as well as financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and wealthy individuals and families. Mercadien provides forward-looking, relationship-driven, financial and strategic services that maximize wealth and profitability, minimize taxes and risk, evaluate systems and processes, and increase efficiencies for its many diverse and valued clients.

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies. The Index is a web-based scorecard that evaluates the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company’s workplace health program through a combination of best practices and a snapshot of a company’s aggregates employee heart health.

Studies show, healthy employees are more productive and use less sick time, and organizations who create a culture of health in the workplace can improve employee retention and organizational reputation.[1]

In the new year, the American Heart Association will introduce a reimagined Index, the Workforce Well-Being Scorecard. Building on the legacy of the Workplace Health Achievement Index, the new Scorecard will provide organizations with a way to measure the total health and well-being of their workforce, including the importance of the mental well-being of employees. Participating organizations will receive specific, evidence-informed tools and services to help build and maximize effective cultures of workforce health and well-being.

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[1] Increase Productivity | Control Health Care Costs | Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC, Improve Morale & Organizational Reputation | Control Health Care Costs | Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC