April 19, 2011
In March, Research Medical Center was again recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program. The Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Program is a catalyst for positive change in American business. Companies throughout the nation can be part of the Start! initiative by demonstrating progressive leadership by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority.
Research Medical Center was recognized as a Gold Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Start! initiative for fulfilling the following parameters:
- Offer employees physical activity support
- Provide/increase healthy eating options at the worksite
- Promote a wellness culture
- Implement at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture
“We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s Start! initiative as a Gold Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company. Physical activity and employee wellness are very important priorities,” said Kevin J. Hicks, chief executive officer at Research Medical Center.