Newswise — CHICAGO – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has been named one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” by Interactive Health, an award which honors organizations that have invested in and improved the health of their employees.

The ASA is one of 151 organizations across the country recognized this year for empowering employees to make significant and sometimes life-saving changes to improve their health. This is the first year ASA has won the award.

“ASA is thrilled that our employees are taking their health seriously,” said ASA President Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA. “Our wellness program reflects our dedication to elevating health, wellness and work-life balance within our organization. The health of our employees is vital to our success, making us a stronger, more productive and innovative organization.”

To receive the recognition, companies must have reached or exceeded a 70 percent participation rate in their organization’s wellness program, and their workforce’s overall health risk was low, based on the results of an annual health evaluation.

“The best employers, like ASA figure out a way to differentiate themselves and show employees that they care,” said Interactive Health President and CEO Bill Goldberg. “Investing in the health of your employees not only achieves that, but has far-reaching implications across the organization. A healthier workforce is one that is happier, more engaged and more productive.”

Participants in ASA’s Interactive Health program have gained access to year-round personalized digital tools, coaching, wellness challenges, and fresh information about their health through an annual evaluation. This evaluation provides valuable information that empowers participants to adopt new habits. This process is what contributed to ASA being named among the country’s healthiest companies.

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Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 53,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit Like ASA on Facebook and follow ASALifeline on Twitter.


Interactive Health

Interactive Health ( helps businesses invest in the health of their employees. Through our robust and flexible workplace wellness programs, we empower employees to adopt new habits — habits we support through personalized goal-setting and resources. This fuels increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, and fewer disability and workers’ compensation claims. With more than 25 years’ experience serving more than 1 million people annually, we drive measurable gains in both the lives of employees and the improved financial performance of our clients.



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