Designed to be a catalyst for positive change in American business, the program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace.
Martin Health was recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite for the following:
• Offering employees physical activity support
• Providing/increasing healthy eating options at the worksite
• Promoting a wellness culture
• Implementing at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
“Martin Health is very pleased to receive this recognition from the American Heart Association,” said Rebecca Phillips, assistant vice president and chair of Martin Health's mLife program, a healthy living initiative for associates and volunteers. “Physical activity and employee wellness are very important priorities at Martin Health. Our mLife program is a great example of how we encourage all of our employees and volunteers to incorporate physical, mental and wellness activities into their day."
About Martin Health System:
Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for more than 70 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,700 associates, nearly 375 affiliated physicians and 900 volunteers provide care at 13 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. Martin Health is an eight-time winner of the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals Award, has twice been named a Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award winner, and received designation as an Employer of Choice for 2009, 2010-11 and 2013. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.
Contact: Donna Murphy, Communications Specialist