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Hospital Receives American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Company Gold Award

September 30, 2008

HUDSON, FL (September 30, 2008) - Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program award is given by the American Heart Association Start! Movement. It is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America. It recognizes companies that demonstrate progressive leadership by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been recognized at the Gold Level for the second year in a row, which means that:

  • They offer employees physical activity support at the worksite
  • They have increased the number of healthy eating options available to employees.
  • They promote a wellness culture at the worksite
  • They embrace at least nine criteria as outlined by the AHA in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and culture

The October 27 edition of Forbes Magazine will publish an ad which will list all Fit-Friendly Companies nationwide.

“As a Start! Fit-Friendly Company, we are pleased to have adapted the very spirit of the Start! movement and have the vision to see the positive impact Start! will have on the health and wellness of our employees and our hospital” said Steve Rector, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, CEO.

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