Georgetown Hospital System Earns Excellence Recognition for Second Year

For the second year in a row, Working Well and Prevention Partners have again awarded Georgetown Hospital System with the Excellence Recognition for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention. Georgetown Hospital System sustained this recognition by earning straight A’s in four modules of WorkHealthy America, a Prevention Partners initiative addressing tobacco use, physical activity, nutrition, and the overall culture around health and wellness. The Excellence Recognition honors Georgetown Hospital System’s commitment to employee health as demonstrated by its policies, programs and benefits to support employee health, optimize employee productivity, and integrate wellness into daily operations.

“Georgetown Hospital System sets a high bar in establishing and sustaining a workplace where employees can make healthy choices,” says Meg Molloy, President and CEO of Prevention Partners. “I applaud this great effort and the commitment of Georgetown Hospital System’s leadership to create a culture of wellness.”

 Jan Harper, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Office for Georgetown Hospital System says, “The renewed excellence recognition confirms GHS' dedication and commitment to employee partner wellness. As the Carolina's first hospital system to receive triple gold recognition, it's GHS' belief that through our wellness initiatives our employee partners will adopt and sustain healthier lifestyles that will translate into ongoing improvements to both patient safety and overall patient satisfaction.”

About Working Well:

Funded by The Duke Endowment, managed by SC Hospital Association, and informed by Prevention Partners’ success in developing infrastructure for effective worksite wellness programs in North Carolina, Working Well is an effort to improve population health across the state of South Carolina by establishing a culture of worksite wellness where the healthy choice is the easy choice. 

About Prevention Partners: 

The nonprofit Prevention Partners builds healthier communities through a suite of products that guide schools, workplaces, hospitals and clinics to address the leading causes of preventable disease: tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and obesity. Learn more:    

02-26-2015 01:54 (EST)