MUSC Achieves Excellence Recognition for Second Year

For the second year in a row, Working Well and Prevention Partners have again awarded The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) with the Excellence Recognition for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention. MUSC 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 MUSC’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.

 “MUSC 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 MUSC’s leadership to create a culture of wellness.”

Susan Johnson, MUSC’s Director of Health Promotion says, “Good health is something that we all value - for ourselves, for our families, and for our communities. But we all know that it doesn’t come easy.  MUSC is committed to creating a healthy environment for over 12,000 employees, 3000 students, and the hundreds if not thousands of people who visit our campus each day. To create a culture of wellness that helps people make better choices while they are at MUSC requires commitment and connection to what we value, collaboration and connection to our community, and leading by example.”

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: www.forprevention.org.   


Released:
04-27-2015 03:24 (EDT)