NK Parts receives gold award

SIDNEY — NK Parts was recently awarded the 2018 American Heart Association Gold Level Workplace Health Achievement Index.

The American Heart Association created a comprehensive organizational self-assessment to measure both the health of the workplace and the workforce.

Tested by a CEO Roundtable in collaboration with the AHA’s Workplace Health Research and Evaluation, the index provides employers with the best practices to evaluate the quality of workplace health programs.

The Gold Level is the highest achievement within the Workplace Health Achievement Index.

“We take pride, not only in improving health outcomes for our associates, but engaging with their families as well. The heart of our program is designed to engage, educate and improve overall health and wellness of each of associates and family members, which in turn builds productive workforce and ultimately a strong community,” said Ronda Fogt, NK Parts Industries Wellness & Medical Benefits manager.

“One of newest benefits we launched this year was the opening of our zero-cost onsite medical clinic. Associates that are actively engaged in our wellness program experience 31 percent lower healthcare costs,” she said. “The clinic opened on March 6, 2018, and since that date the clinic has completed over 900 patient visits with associates and their family members. NK Parts is continuing our quest to be a cutting edge leader in healthy living and promoting healthy lifestyles by implementing new benefits to empower associates with the right tools to make healthier decisions.”

How the index works

The Workplace Health Achievement Index is a five-step guide to help a company assess the culture, structure and health outcomes of the organization’s health program, along with resources to help the organization make improvements upon their existing health program.

“The Index asks companies to be proactive about employee health,” Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky says. “By challenging companies to actively prioritize employees’ health and well-being, we can build a culture of health across America.”

NK Parts is dedicated to employee wellness. Along with their healthy food and beverage policy, they have also provided their employees with an on-site medical center and a 24-hour fitness center.

NK Parts was also recently named one of the Dayton Business Journal’s 2018 Healthiest Employers.

NK Parts’ commitment to creating a culture of employee wellness, inclusive of better morale, lower health care costs and fewer injuries and accidents provides their employees the opportunity to be well.