The American Heart Association’s Start! initiative has recognized Welch Allyn as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company for helping employees eat better and move more. Platinum-Level employers such as Welch Allyn offer employees physical activity options in the workplace; increase healthy eating options at the worksite; promote a wellness culture in the workplace; implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and culture; and demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness

“We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s Start! movement as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company,” said Julie Shimer, president and CEO at Welch Allyn. “Employee health and wellness is a top priority at Welch Allyn and we’re committed to providing the best work environment possible. Healthy employees are happy and productive, so it’s a win-win for all of us.”

Welch Allyn is committed to providing an environment that promotes health and wellness. The company’s two facilities in Skaneateles Falls, NY, including its global headquarters, are tobacco-free. Additionally, Welch Allyn offers healthy meal options in its on-site cafeteria and affordable gym memberships for employees and their family members at the Peter H. Soderberg Fitness Center run by HealthFitness Corp located within the company’s recently expanded and renovated State Street building.