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CentraState Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

By |2020-03-24T10:56:13-04:00February 9th, 2016|

CentraState Medical Center for the second consecutive year has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) for helping employees eat better and move more.

“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at CentraState. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said Tracey Saliski, coordinator, Wellness Program, CentraState Healthcare System. “CentraState is committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. We believe that having healthy employees is essential to providing quality health care to our patients. Our employee wellness program benefits our employees’ health and produces even more positive results for our worksite overall.”

Platinum-level employers:

  • Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace.
  • Increase healthy eating options at the worksite.
  • Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.
  • Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
  • Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.

Created for employees, CentraState’s employee wellness program includes health risk assessments and biometric screenings, nutrition and fitness workgroups and education seminars, a wellness coordinator and personalized wellness plans. The goal is to help employees identify health risk factors while providing supportive wellness activities to help reduce those risk factors. Over the course of eleven years, CentraState has developed a comprehensive wellness program that not only has improved the physical and mental well-being of its employees, but also has helped the organization contain costs. The wellness program has become ingrained in the hospital’s culture and strategic efforts.

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