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American Heart Association Recognizes Keenan for Workplace Health Achievement

December 07, 2018

The results of the American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced recently, and Keenan achieved Gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

Keenan is an industry-leading California insurance brokerage and consulting firm for health care organizations and public agencies. The Keenan corporate wellness program encompasses annual biometric screenings and health assessments, health coaching, online challenges, quarterly rewards and ongoing office wellness focuses such as a running group, salad bar days, access to standing desks and encouragement of walking breaks.


In addition, 12 KeenanWell health management consulting clients received recognition:

  • Gold – Fairchild Medical Center, Huntington Hospital
  • Silver – Coachella Valley Water District, County of Mendocino, Eisenhower Health, Port of Oakland, Prospect Medical Holdings
  • Bronze – Calexico Unified School District, Central Union High School District, Fontana Unified School District, Oceanside Unified School District, San Joaquin Regional Transit District

The American Heart Association created the 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. A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data.

More than 1000 companies completed the Index assessment this year and, of those companies, 75% received either Gold, Silver, or Bronze recognition. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition in the Index and help their workforce move toward ideal heart health.

“Keenan is committed to providing employees with ongoing support and resources to assist them with improving their overall health. By offering wellness options that are fun, relevant and rewarding, we play a role in each person’s individual journey to healthy living. Our employees have their own wellness goals, and we hope that through our program they can reach their version of optimal health,” said Suzanne Smith, Senior Vice President of Human Capital.


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. According to the Nielsen 2016 Employee Health Survey, robust and comprehensive strategies for wellbeing are associated with positive impacts on employees’ health.


About Keenan
Keenan has a 45-year track record of serving California schools, community colleges, health care organizations and public agencies. Keenan is part of the AssuredPartners group of independent brokers, currently ranked as the 12 th largest U.S. brokerage. Keenan serves as AP’s California hub to expand its innovative employee benefits, benefits management, health management, workers’ compensation, risk management, and property and liability programs throughout the country. Keenan has a staff of more than 725 insurance specialists with local offices in Torrance, Riverside, San Clemente, Oakland, San Jose, Rancho Cordova, Redwood City, Pleasanton and Eureka. For more information, call 800-654-8102 or 310-212-3344, email or visit


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 or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.