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Working Well initiative cites excellence in active campus

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MUSC has been recognized as a Gold Medal Hospital for physical activity and will dedicate its MUSC Fitness park at noon, Sept. 27. The Gold Medal award is part of Working Well, a collaboration between the South Carolina Hospital Association and N.C. Prevention Partners, for providing the highest standard of excellence in creating a physically active workplace.

By earning a gold medal for physical activity, MUSC becomes one of several South Carolina hospitals to earn Gold Triple Threat status. To earn the Gold Triple Threat designation, a hospital must reach the highest standard of excellence and earn gold in all three pillars: Gold Star for tobacco, Gold Apple for nutrition and Gold Medal for physical activity.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for creating a healthy campus and promoting health and wellness in our community,” said Susan Johnson, Ph.D., MUSC’s Office of Health Promotion director. “All around campus you’ll see evidence of MUSC’s commitment to creating a physical environment that contributes to health and well-being.”

According to Working Well manager Jen Wright, MUSC continues to display its dedication to a healthy environment and innovative spirit.

“MUSC provides employees, patients and the community with easy access to the healthiest choices. It has accomplished amazing things in a short amount of time, but more impressive is the willingness to share the lessons learned and successful strategies to lift  up worksite wellness culture in hospitals and businesses throughout South Carolina as a Working Well Center of Excellence.”

September 26, 2013

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