Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Congratulations to Colorado & New Mexico Fit-Friendly Worksites


Congratulations to all the companies in Colorado and New Mexico who received Fit-Friendly awards in 2014. Thank you so much for making your business, your employees and your communities healthier and stronger. Together we can reduce the lives lost to heart disease and stroke. Want to improve your company's workplace wellness programs or participate in our Fit-Friendly program? Visit our website to get more information, free resources and an application.

Colorado
Alpine Lumber Company
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Colorado
Aspen Valley Hospital
CH2M HILL
City of Boulder
Colorado Springs School District 11
Cooley LLP
CSAA Insurance Exchange
DCP Midstream
Denver Public Schools
Department of Veteran's Affairs Health Administration Center at Purchased Care ("VA-PC@HAC")
Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado
Ent Federal Credit Union
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
Globus Family of Brands
Gordon & Rees, LLP
Great-West Financial
IMA
Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc.
KONG Company
Lockton Companies
PCL Construction
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Pepsi Bottling Group
Physical Therapy Connections, P.C.
PricewaterhouseCoopers-Denver
Sorin Group USA
The Gates Corporation
University of Colorado Hospital
University of Denver
White Construction Group
WOW! Internet Cable and Phone
ZOLL

New Mexico
Alliiance Home Health Care, LLC
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Marshall Service Center
City of Albuquerque, City Hall
Prime Therapeutics

Congratulations to Oklahoma Fit-Friendly Worksites


Congratulations to all the companies in Oklahoma who received Fit-Friendly awards in 2014. Thank you so much for making your business, your employees and your communities healthier and stronger. Together we can reduce the lives lost to heart disease and stroke. Want to improve your company's workplace wellness programs or participate in our Fit-Friendly program? Visit our website to get more information, free resources and an application.

Admiral Express Office Supply
AdvancePierre Foods-Enid, OK
Alliance Coal, LLC
American Fidelity Assurance
Arvest Bank
Bank of Oklahoma
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Boldt
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Capital One Auto Finance
Chart Industries
Chart Industries
Chart Industries
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma
Chickasaw Nation
Citizens Bank & Trust Company
City of Tulsa
Continental Resources
CSAA Insurance Exchange
DCP Midstream
Devon Energy
Energy One Federal Credit Union
Explorer Pipeline
Hall Estill Hardwick Gable Golden & Nelson
Help Point Claim Services by Farmers
Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa
Hub International CFR
Indian Health Care Resource Center
INTEGRIS Health
Inverness Village
Linde Process Plants, Inc.
Magellan Midstream Partners, LP
Mathis Brothers Furniture
Matrix Service
Melton Truck Lines
Metropolitan Library System
Northwest Treatment Center
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies
Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc.
Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus
Oklahoma State University
ONEOK
OPUBCO Communications Group
ORS Nasco
OSU Medical Center
OU Medical System (Comprised of OU Medical Center, The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, & OU Medical Center Edmond)
OU Physicians
Pepsi Beverages Company
QEP Energy Company
Saint Francis Health System
Scott Rice
The Bama Companies, Inc.
The Holmes Organisation
The University of Tulsa
The Williams Companies
Tulsa Atheletics
Tulsa City-County Health Department
University of Central Oklahoma
Valir Health
Verizon Business
Walgreens
Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
Williams
World Travel Service
WPX Energy, Inc.

Congratulations to Arkansas Fit-Friendly Worksites


Congratulations to all the companies in Arkansas who received Fit-Friendly awards in 2014. Thank you so much for making your business, your employees and your communities healthier and stronger. Together we can reduce the lives lost to heart disease and stroke. Want to improve your company's workplace wellness programs or participate in our Fit-Friendly program? Visit our website to get more information, free resources and an application.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Arkansas Department of Health Center Office
Arkansas Heart Hospital
Baptist Health
Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs
Baptist Health Medical Center-North
Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart
Baptist Health-Arkadelphia
Baptist Health-Hot Spring County
City of Little Rock
Don Roberts Elementary School
GE Capital
General Mills-Walmart/Sams Team
Ida Burns Elementary
JD & Billy Hines Trucking Inc
Johnson & Johnson
Kimberly Clark Corporation
Lake Hamilton School District
Nabholtz Construction
Nemo Vista Elementary School
Northwest Medical Center
PepsiCo NW AR
The Anthony School
The Hatcher Agency
Therapy and Rehab Solutions
UTSA
Windstream

Congratulations to Texas Fit-Friendly Worksites


Congratulations to all the companies in Texas who received Fit-Friendly awards in 2014. Thank you so much for making your business, your employees and your communities healthier and stronger. Together we can reduce the lives lost to heart disease and stroke. Want to improve your company's workplace wellness programs or participate in our Fit-Friendly program? Visit our website to get more information, free resources and an application.

A+ Federal Credit Union
Abbott Laboratories
Abilene Regional Medical Center
Accenture Dallas
Advancial
AIG
American Heart Association Dallas
American Heart Association-Houston/Gulf Coast Division
American Heart Association-National Center
American Heart Association-Tarrant County
American Heart Association-Texas Affiliate
Aon Hewitt Woodlands
Apex Capital Corp.
Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
Ascende
AT&T Inc.
Atmos Energy Corporation
Baptist Health System
Baylor Health Care System
BD
BDO USA, LLP
BDO USA, LLP
Behringer
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Ben E Keith Foods
BenefitMall
Bethel AME Church
BKD, LLP
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas-Lacy Lakeview
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Abilene Full Service Unit
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Wichita Falls Full Service Center
BlueCrossBlueShield of NM
BNSF Railway
Brinker International
Brookshire Grocery Co.
Cameron International Corporation
Capital Metro Transportation Authority
Capital One Fitness Center
Catto & Catto LLP
CB&I
CBRE, Inc
Centennial Medical Center
CenterPoint Energy
Central Life Sciences
Central Texas Medical Center
Charity Dynamics
Chesapeake Energy Corporation – Barnett Shale Regional Headquarters
Children's Medical Center Dallas
CHRISTUS Hospital
Church Services, LLC
Cigna HealthCare, Plano, TX
Cinemark USA, Inc.
Cintas First Aid & Safety
Cisco Systems
Citigroup-Irving, Las Colinas
City of Allen
City of Arlington
City of Bedford
City of Cedar Hill
City of Dallas
City of Denton
City of Desoto
City of Forest Hill
City of Fort Worth
City of Garland
City of Grand Prairie
City of Grapevine
City of Houston Administration and Regulatory Affairs
City of Houston City Secretary Office
City of Houston Controller's Office
City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods
City of Houston Fire Department
City of Houston Fleet Management
City of Houston General Services
City of Houston Housing & Community Development
City of Houston Houston Department of Health & Human Services (HDHHS)
City of Houston Houston Emergency Center
City of Houston Houston Public Library
City of Houston Human Resources
City of Houston Information Technology (IT)
City of Houston Legal Department
City of Houston Mayor’s Citizen’s Assistance Office
City of Houston Municipal Courts Administration
City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity (Formerly Affirmative Action & Contract Compliance)
City of Houston Parks & Recreation Department
City of Houston Planning & Development
City of Houston Police Department
City of Houston Public Works & Engineering (PWE)
City of Houston Solid Waste Management (SWM)
City of Irving
City of McKinney
City of North Richland Hills
City of Rowlett
City of The Colony
City of Watauga
City of Wylie
Collin College
Concentra, Inc.
Conoco Phillips
Conroe Regional Medical Center
ConsignMed, Inc.
Cooper Aerobics
Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch
CPS Energy
Crown Lift Trucks
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dallas Fire-Rescue Department
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Denbury Resources
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
Dunaway Associates, LP
East Texas Medical Center
Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT)
eLoyalty LLC (TeleTech Holdings)
Embassy Suites Dallas Market Center
Encore Live, LLC
Energy Future Holdings
EnerVest, Ltd.
Enventure Global Technology, LLC
EOG Resources, Inc.
Ericsson
Estech Systems, Inc.
EY
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
First Command Financial Services
FlightSafety International
Fluor Corporation
Fossil, Inc,
Freescale Semiconductor Inc
Frito Lay, Inc.
Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.
Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.-Houston
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Garland Fire Department
GE Capital - Equipment Finance
Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth
GuideStone Financial Resources
Gus Bates Insurance & Investments
Harbison Fischer
Harris County
Harris Health System
Havard Heart
HealthSouth Hospital-Cypress
Healthways Well-Being Improvement Center
Heritage Park Surgical Hospital
Higgonbotham
Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors
Hill Country Memorial
Hilton Anatole Hotel
Hilton Reservation and Customer Care
HollyFrontier Corporation
Houston Airport System
Houston Northwest Medical Center
idGroup
Inspirus LLC
Integra Realty Resources
Interstate Batteries, Inc.
Thomson Reuters
JCPenney Corporation, Inc.
Joeris General Contractors Ltd.
JPS Health Network
KSA Engineers, Inc
L-3 Communications
LabAnswer
Legacy Heart Care
Lennox International Inc.
Lockton Dunning Benefits
Lone Star College - Cyfair
Lone Star College - Tomball
Longview ISD
Lucifer Lighting Company
Luminant
Lyondellbasell  Bayport Complex
Marketing Management, Inc.
Mary kay Inc.
MAXIMUS, Inc.
Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP
McAllen Independent School District
McKinney ISD
MedStarMobile healthcare
MEI Technologies, Inc.
Merit Energy Company
Mesquite ISD
Methodist Health System
Michaels Stores, Inc.
Micron - Allen, TX
Milagro Exploration
Mission Trail Baptist Hospital
Monitronics
Mountain View College
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC
Myron F. Steves & Co.
Neopost USA
Network Enhanced Telecom, LLP dba NetworkIP
North Central Baptist Hospital
North East Texas Public Health District
Northeast Baptist Hospital
Northwest Independent School District
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
OmniAmerican Bank
Oncor
Padgett, Stratemann & Co., L.L.P.
Park Plaza Hospital & Medical Center
Pepsi
PepsiCo, Inc. , Business+Information Solutions, Parkwood, Tennyson & Data Center  
Performance Foodservice
Phillips 66
Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
Pine Creek Medical Center
Plaza Medical Center
Prime Therapeutics
RAPP
Raytheon Dallas Lemmon
Raytheon-North Texas
Regional Transportation District
Republic National Distributing Company
Richardson UHG/Optum TX
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.
Samsung Telecommunications America
San Antonio Water System
Sanden International (USA) Inc.
Santander Consumer USA
Security Service FCU
Sewell Automotive Companies
Shell
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Source, Inc.
Southern Methodist University
Southwest Transplant Alliance
Spurs Sports & Entertainment
St. Jude Medical
St. Luke's Baptist Hospital
Standard Controls, Inc.
Standard Utility Construction, Inc
Sysco Corporation
TDIndustries
Technip
TELOS Fitness Center
Tenet Healthcare
Tesoro Corporation
Texans Credit Union
Texas Capital Bank
Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Southlake
Texas Instruments
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
The Beck Group
The Beck Group
The Friedkin Companies, Inc
The Hockaday School
The Medical Center of Plano
The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
The Reynolds Company
The T
The Universtiy of Texas at Dallas
Thompson & Knight LLP
Towers Watson
Trinity Industries, Inc.
TXU Energy
Tyler Police Department
UNICOM Engineering-Plano
Union Pacific Railroad Service
United Regional Health Care System
UnitedHealthcare
UNT Health Science Center-Fort Worth
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Valero Energy Corporation
Variety Care
Verizon Wireless
VHA Inc. (VHA/Novation/Provista)
Viverae Inc.
W Dallas Victory
Westin Riverwalk
Wingspan Portfolio Advisors
Xerox
XTO Energy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

CPR in Schools will soon be a reality in Texas.

This past Friday, Gov. Rick Perry signed legislation that makes Texas the 11th -- and largest -- state to require CPR education for graduation from high school. The law goes into effect for the Class of 2015.

This is quite a milestone because of the sheer numbers involved. Texans comprise 9 percent of all high school graduates in the country, or 280,000-plus students per year. That means that by 2020 there will be well more than a million more Americans equipped with this lifesaving knowledge from the Lone Star State alone.  

Congratulations and thanks again to ourYou’re the Cure advocates. The nearly 13,000 emails sent to lawmakers and other efforts to spread the word were invaluable. This is truly a victory everyone can take pride in.

Also, late Friday evening Governor Rick Perry approved an AHA-supported appropriation for the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke which will be used for stroke/STEMI data collection. And the Governor also signed legislation for newborn screening for congenial heart defects.

Each of these three measures will have a significant impact on heart disease and stroke in Texas.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Thank You to All Our Volunteers

Every single day, all over the country, lives are saved and improved because of you. Thanks to your commitment, talent and passion as a volunteer, Americans are living healthier and lowering their chances of heart disease and stroke.

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’d like to take a moment say thank you for the difference you make in so many lives!

Working together, we’ve made big strides in America’s health, like:
  • Advocating for simple medical screenings that can identify heart defects in babies
  • Funding research to prevent, treat and understand heart disease and stroke
  • Creating programs for populations most at risk
  • Helping women understand that heart disease is their No. 1 killer

With your help, we’ll do even more. We know that the only way we will reach our 2020 goal — to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent — is through the time, talent and energy of volunteers like you.

Thank you - take a few minutes and see what we've been able to do with your help.