Health First Recognized As Fit-Friendly Worksite
By Space Coast Medicine & Active Living // July 3, 2013
catalyst for positive change
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE – Health First has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.
The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce, by helping worksites make their employees’ health and wellness a priority.
“At Health First, our mission is to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, and that includes our associates,” said Health First President and CEO Steve Johnson.
“We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite. This is a true testament of our commitment to providing the best workplace environment possible.”
HEALTH FIRST HEALTH PLANS
All Health First employees with Health First Health Plans are offered free gym memberships at Health First Pro-Health & Fitness, which has four locations in Brevard County.
Employees can also get free annual blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and health screenings. Hospital cafeterias also offer many low calorie and healthy food options.
Providing top-notch heart care is a major focus for us at Health First Holmes Regional Center and that makes this designation from the American Heart Association extra special for us.
“Providing top-notch heart care is a major focus for us at Health First Holmes Regional Center and that makes this designation from the American Heart Association extra special for us,” said Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center President Sean Gregory. “
The Heart Center at Holmes performs more cardiac procedures than all other hospitals in Brevard County. Last year alone, the Heart Center performed more than 1,000 heart and vascular procedures for cardiac patients in our community.”
American Heart Association Employers Are Recognized For:
• Offering employees physical activity options in the workplace.
• Increasing healthy eating options at the worksite.
• Promoting a wellness culture in the workplace.
• Implementing at least six criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
• Demonstrating measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
ABOUT HEALTH FIRST
Founded in 1995, Health First is Central Florida’s only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals, including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital.
Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties.
In addition, Health First is home to Brevard County’s only Trauma Center. With 246 employed physicians, Health First Medical Group is the largest multi-specialty physician group on the Space Coast.
Health First offers numerous outpatient and wellness services, including four Pro-Health and Fitness Centers.
Visit Health-First.org for more information.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.
We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases.
The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.
To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit Heart.org.