AnMed Health Achieves Excellence Recognition for Fourth Year

ANDERSON, SC -  For the fourth year in a row, AnMed Health was recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association’s (SCHA) Working Well initiative and Prevention Partners for achieving the Excellence Recognition. The Excellence Recognition is awarded for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention. AnMed Health 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 AnMed Health’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.


“AnMed Health sets a high bar in establishing and sustaining a workplace where employees can make healthy choices,” said Lindsey Bickers Bock, Strategic Coaching Senior Manager at Prevention Partners. “I applaud this great effort and the commitment of their leadership to create a culture of wellness.”


“Caring for our employees is a major focus at AnMed Health. Not only do we care about our employees’ wellbeing, but we know they have to be healthy to accomplish our primary responsibility – working for the overall health of our community” said Rick Grooms, AnMed Health Vice President of Human Resources


Prevention Partners works with the SCHA’s Working Well initiative to engage corporate leaders and staff throughout SC to enhance and sustain employee wellness efforts. These efforts are generously funded through the Duke Endowment. 


About AnMed Health:  

AnMed Health is a 695-bed, not-for-profit health system serving the Upstate and northeast Georgia. The system is anchored by AnMed Health Medical Center, a 461-bed acute care hospital which has earned the prestigious Magnet® designation. The five-hospital system includes AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital, AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens, S.C., and Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton, Ga. With more than 400 physicians and 3,700 employees, AnMed Health is Anderson County’s largest employer. Learn more about AnMed Health, an affiliate of Carolinas HealthCare System, at


About Working Well:

Working Well is a statewide strategy to improve workplace wellness policies, systems and environments around tobacco cessation, healthy nutrition, and increased physical activity so the healthy choice is the easy choice for employees across South Carolina.


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.



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04-27-2016 01:56 (EDT)