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ESL Federal Credit Union Recognized for Workplace Health Achievement

American Heart Association recognizes ESL’s Employee Wellness Program

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to be recognized for taking significant steps to building a culture of health in the workplace. ESL recently received Gold recognition—the highest possible rating—by the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index.

The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, 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.

ESL strives to offer a comprehensive program that addresses all facets of wellness through its BeWell@ESL Employee Wellness Program. The company provides its employees with the tools they need to stay healthy and well. Some recent examples of programs offered include: a yearlong stress management initiative; subsidized healthy foods in its café; discounted medical premiums with annual health screenings; and a free onsite fitness center.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our investment into our employee wellness programs,” said Maureen Wolfe, ESL senior vice president/director of human resources and community impact. “This award affirms our commitment to providing our employees with the tools and resources they need to make healthy choices and lead healthy lives.”

The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of evidence-based tools to help optimize current employee health programs. These tools leverage the science behind the Index while improving consumer engagement and promoting healthier behaviors. For more information, visit

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With nearly 100 years of locally-owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to approximately 364,000 members world-wide. The company provides personal, business banking, and wealth management services through its locally-based 21 branch network, telephone, mobile, online, and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs more than 810 people in Rochester, New York and holds $6.6 billion in assets. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for nine years since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found on the Internet at

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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter, or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
Vice President/Director, Corporate Communications