South Carolina Hospital Association Achieves Excellence Recognition for Third Year

COLUMBIA, SC -  For the third year in a row, the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) was recognized by Prevention Partners for achieving the Excellence Recognition. The Excellence Recognition is awarded for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention. SCHA 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 SCHA’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.

“SCHA 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.”

“The South Carolina Hospital Association is very proud to earn the WorkHealthy America recognition again this year! Our state’s hospitals are very committed to supporting healthy communities, and worksite wellness is a critical component. We look forward to even more progress in the year to come,” said Thornton Kirby, President & CEO of SCHA.

“I’m proud to work for an organization that truly cares about the health and wellbeing of its employees. SCHA recognizes the value of investing in employee wellbeing and is committed to making it a continued priority and a key strategy in hiring, developing, and retaining great people. SCHA is committed to promoting population health across SC and we realize that it starts with leading by example in our own workplace,” said Emily O’Sullivan, Working Well Program Manager and leader of SCHA's employee wellness committee, Work to be Fit.

About South Carolina Hospital Association: 

The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is a private, not-for-profit organization made up of some 100 member hospitals and health systems and about 900 personal members associated with our institutional members. The South Carolina Hospital Association was created in 1921 to serve as the collective voice of the state's hospital community. The Association is proud to be a part of the state's hospital industry, adding value to hospitals’ efforts to care for the people of South Carolina. By helping to keep South Carolina's hospitals healthy, we are helping to keep our state healthy.

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 11:14 (EDT)