Mayo Clinic Health System Wins AHA Gold

April 17, 2013

Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for employees, and has been recognized as a 2013 Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program. The gold level is awarded to worksites that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work, promoting a wellness culture, as well as implementing at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.

“This is a great accomplishment,” states Kenneth T. Calamia, M.D., chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic Health System. “I’m proud to be part of an organization that promotes a culture of wellness for our employees, so that we can take better care of our patients.”

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S., and physical inactivity doubles the risk. By becoming a Fit-Friendly Worksite, Mayo Clinic Health System helps to lower the risk of heart disease for its employees.

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