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.