DUBLIN, Ohio, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health received the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) Platinum Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award for its ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and their families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles.
The Platinum award is in recognition of the company's work to establish workplace well-being programs with measurable success. The Cardinal Health Healthy Lifestyles program, an innovative approach to employee health incorporating work/life effectiveness initiatives and programs emphasizing wellness and prevention, earned the company this award for the third year in a row.
"Since the launch of our Healthy Lifestyles program, we've worked to provide the tools and resources our employees need to engage in a healthy approach to living," said Carole Watkins, Chief Human Resources Officer at Cardinal Health. "We're pleased to be recognized by the National Business Group on Health for our success in doing so, and we're proud to be among companies building best-in-class programs."
The Cardinal Health Healthy Lifestyles program is part of an overarching benefits strategy to promote employees' well-being by maintaining health through work/life effectiveness resources, web-based tools and preventive care, and improving health and reducing risk through biometric screenings, health advisory services, health assessments and coaching."Cardinal Health is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promoting healthy workplaces and lifestyles," said Helen Darling, president and CEO of NBGH. "Cardinal Health and its management team should be proud of their commitment to their program, and we congratulate them on receiving this award." About Cardinal HealthHeadquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $108 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter. SOURCE Cardinal Health