ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions, earned recognition for the first time in the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index. EchoStar placed in the Silver Level for companies with 750 to 4,999 employees based on wellness programs across its organization, which includes EchoStar Satellite Services, a world-class satellite operator with a fleet of 23 owned, leased and managed satellites, and Hughes Network Systems, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services.
"We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to build a culture of health and wellness," said Michael T. Dugan, chief executive officer and president, EchoStar. "We recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset. Their well-being is critical to the success of our businesses, which is why we facilitate workplace health and wellness programs."
EchoStar offers comprehensive, year-round programs and benefits to support employee health, finances, and work-life balance. This includes access to employee assistance programs, one-on-one counseling, vaccinations and preventative health screenings, employee events and community programs, private rooms for breastfeeding mothers, on-site exercise and sport facilities. The company also provides on-site health education, incentives, and workshops on topics such as depression, stress management, nutrition and healthy eating.
The American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index is designed to help companies measure the health of both their workplaces and workforces. This year, more than 1,000 organizations completed the index assessment.
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit www.echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.
About EchoStar Satellite Services
EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp., is a world-class satellite operator with a fleet of 23 owned, leased and managed satellites. EchoStar Satellite Services delivers reliable and innovative solutions to the satellite industry, providing satellite communications infrastructure and services to media and broadcast organizations, pay-TV operators, enterprise customers and U.S. Government and military service providers. For more information, visit www.echostarsatelliteservices.com.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world's largest satellite network with over 1.2 million residential and business customers across the Americas. For large enterprises and governments, the company's HughesON® managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world's most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 20 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals of all types to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.
Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks and JUPITER is a trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.
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