Company Achieves Silver Level for Building a Culture of Health and Wellness
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 15, 2018 — EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions, earned recognition for the first time in the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index. EchoStar placed in the Silver Level for companies with 750 to 4,999 employees based on wellness programs across its organization, which includes EchoStar Satellite Services, a world-class satellite operator with a fleet of 23 owned, leased and managed satellites, and Hughes Network Systems, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services.
“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to build a culture of health and wellness,” said Michael T. Dugan, chief executive officer and president, EchoStar. “We recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset. Their well-being is critical to the success of our businesses, which is why we facilitate workplace health and wellness programs.”
EchoStar offers comprehensive, year-round programs and benefits to support employee health, finances, and work-life balance. This includes access to employee assistance programs, one-on-one counseling, vaccinations and preventative health screenings, employee events and community programs, private rooms for breastfeeding mothers, on-site exercise and sport facilities. The company also provides on-site health education, incentives, and workshops on topics such as depression, stress management, nutrition and healthy eating.
The American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index is designed to help companies measure the health of both their workplaces and workforces. This year, more than 1,000 organizations completed the index assessment.