Dallas, TX – (December 10, 2019) –Whitley Penn is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a 2019 Gold Level Workplace by the American Heart Association. This recognition is based on the Workplace Health Achievement Index and the steps Whitley Penn has taken to build a culture of health in the workplace.
The Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs as well as the overall heart health of their employees. Unlike other existing organizational scorecards, the Index also scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the Association’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index assessment is grounded in data-driven science and a quality improvement framework.
“We are proud to receive this recognition from the American Heart Association. Here at Whitley Penn, we are dedicated to helping employees live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our firm’s wellness program, FitWhit, has allowed us to build a culture of health and wellness, encouraging our employees to make long term and positive health changes,” stated Jim Reeves, Chief Operating Officer at Whitley Penn.
For more information, visit www.heart.org/workplacehealth.com
FitWhit was launched in 2015 to improve the physical and mental well-being of Whitley Penn employees; promote camaraderie, collaboration, and team building at Whitley Penn; reduce employee health care costs; and enhance the job satisfaction of Whitley Penn employees. FitWhit programs include: healthy snacks options, fitness and wellness challenges, gym and studio discounts, biometric screenings, chair massages, 1:1 health coaching, group fitness classes and more. Employees can also find monthly fitness calendars placed throughout the office to encourage them to be active each month. These initiatives are crucial to Whitley Penn’s goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle while still pursuing in a professional career. Follow helpful tips on our Instagram page @fitwhit_whitleypenn.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Whitley Penn, LLP
Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms. With a strong base in Texas and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally. Whitley Penn has been consistently recognized as “One the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting. For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit www.whitleypenn.com.
Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms. With a strong base in Texas and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally. Whitley Penn has been consistently recognized as “One of the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting. For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit whitleypenn.com.