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ZOLL Recognized by the American Heart Association for Workplace Health Achievement

December 19, 2018

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2018--ZOLL ® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced that the company scored Gold Level recognition in the American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index. ZOLL achieved the Index’s highest level for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

“We try hard to provide our employees with the resources they need to achieve and maintain good health, which is a prerequisite to both engagement at work and a fulfilling personal life,” said ZOLL CEO Jonathan Rennert. “As a healthcare company, we recognize the importance of prevention and are proud that our people embrace this responsibility.”

The AHA 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 1,000 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.

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 AHA’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 the American Heart Association The AHA is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke—the two leading causes of death in the world. The association teams 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 heart.org or call any AHA office around the country.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit  www.zoll.com.

About Asahi Kasei The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corporation, with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.

Copyright © 2018 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. ZOLL is a registered trademark of ZOLL Medical Corporation in the United States and other countries. Asahi Kasei is a registered trademark of Asahi Kasei Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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CONTACT: Edna Kaplan

ZOLL Medical Corporation

+1 (781)639-1910

ekaplan@zoll.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY CARDIOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGED CARE

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