Tidelands Health Achieves Excellence Recognition for Third Year

GEORGETOWN, SC -  For the third year in a row, Tidelands 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. Tidelands Health sustained this recognition by earning straight As 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 Tidelands 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.

“Tidelands 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.”

“In achieving the prestigious Excellence Recognition for the third consecutive year, Tidelands Health reaffirms our dedication to a culture of employee partner wellness,” said Jan Harper, Tidelands Health Senior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Always striving for innovation that will encourage our employee partners to adopt and sustain healthier lifestyles, Tidelands Health embraced the opportunity this program year to hardwire employee Wellness to our HRA plan design for the first time ever. Demonstrating the Tidelands Health commitment to ‘Better health begins here,’ the progressiveness and achievements in employee wellness enhances our employee partner involvement and commitment to sustaining our plan design and benefit offerings.” 

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 Tidelands Health:  

Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown and Horry counties. With three hospitals and more than 40 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is improving lives across the Tidelands region.

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.



Lisa Watts | 336.501.8579 | LisaW@forprevention.org



Stephanie Hudson | 803.744.3531 | shudson@scha.org  



Margaret Lamb | 843.652.1636 | mlamb@tidelandshealth.org

05-26-2016 01:30 (EDT)