American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Honored As One of Washington Region's Healthiest Employers

(Rockville, MD - September 21, 2012)  

For the second consecutive year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has been named one of the healthiest employers in the Washington, DC, area by the Washington Business Journal (WBJ). ASHA was awarded 4th place among employers with 250 to 499 employees in recognition of its programs and efforts to improve the health and wellness of its staff.

This is the 2nd year that the WBJ has honored the most outstanding health and wellness programs and work environments implemented by local companies. Because of its commitment to employees' health, ASHA will be profiled, along with other winners, in the Washington Business Journal on newsstands today.

"We are honored to be selected as one of Washington's healthiest employers," said ASHA Chief Executive Officer Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE. "This ranking means a great deal because of our steadfast commitment to the overall health and wellness of our employees. It is our belief and observation that when our employees are healthy and well, they are better able to serve the needs of our members."

About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 150,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders. www.asha.org/.

View all ASHA press releases at www.asha.org/about/news.

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