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The American College of Cardiology named one of Washington Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers

CONTACT: Rachel Cagan, 202-375-6395

September 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (September 20, 2012) – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) today was honored by the Washington Business Journal as one of Greater Washington’s healthiest employers for 2012. The College ranked eighth place in the category honoring workplaces with 250-500 employees. 

“Our commitment to health extends to employees of the ACC and to the greater community,” said ACC President Dr. William Zoghbi. “We are proud to offer programs to our employees that reflect the ACC’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.”

The ACC Wellness Program, Ready, Set, Go: Taking Care of You emphasizes wellness education, lifestyle modification, and employee engagement. Health and wellness benefits offered by the College include on-site education sessions and health screenings, and the Wellness Incentive Plan that includes staff fitness challenges, health and nutrition programs, text messages, and activity participation. Employees also have access to an on-site fitness center and fitness classes including yoga, boot camp, and walking, running and bike teams. Annual events include Health and Fitness Day, Wellness and Benefits Fair, and National Heart Month activities. 

The Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employer Awards honor workplaces offering initiatives and policies promoting the health and wellness of their employees. Fifty Washington area employers were selected. 
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About the American College of Cardiology
The mission of the American College of Cardiology is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The College is a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. More information about the association is available online at http://www.cardiosource.org/ACC.

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