Kimball recognized for culture of health in workplace

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Pictured are Kourtney Smith, Malissa Troutman, Director American Heart Association Indiana, Lisa Day, Lonnie Nicholson, Bob Schneider, Louise Rickelman, Paula Reyling, Michelle Schroeder, Don Van Winkle, Tom Heeke, Angie Kleinhelter and Emily Hill.

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JASPER — Kimball International Inc. achieved Silver level recognition by the American Heart Association for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The company was honored at an event at their headquarters Tuesday in Jasper.

“On behalf of the hundreds of employees who participate in our many wellness programs, along with the HR (human resources) professionals and wellness ambassadors who design and administer our numerous wellness activities and programs, we are pleased to accept this honor,” said Lonnie Nicholson, Kimball’s chief administrative officer. “As stated in our company’s Guiding Principles, our people are the company and there is no better way to care for our people than to provide opportunities for healthy living.”

The American Heart Association created an Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of their workplace health programs. 

More than 1,000 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 75 percent received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so they can advance their annual performance and recognition in the Index and help their workforce move toward ideal heart health.

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