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Published on March 09, 2015

Georgetown Hospital System earns excellence recognition for employee wellness programs

Monday, March 09, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Georgetown Hospital System has been recognized for excellence in its employee health programs and practices by a leading advocate for workplace wellness.

The WorkHealthy America Excellence Recognition, which is from Prevention Partners, singles out programs with the highest standards for workplace health and prevention. The hospital system earned   As in all four modules of WorkHealthy America, a Prevention Partners initiative addressing tobacco use, physical activity, nutrition, and the overall culture around health and wellness.

“This renewed excellence recognition confirms GHS' dedication and commitment to employee partner wellness,” said Jan Harper, senior vice president and chief human resource officer. “As the Carolinas’ first hospital system to receive triple gold recognition, we believe that through our wellness initiatives our employee partners will adopt and sustain healthier lifestyles that will translate into ongoing improvements to both patient safety and overall patient satisfaction.”

Specifically, the recognition cites policies, programs and benefits that support employee health, optimize employee productivity and integrate wellness into daily operations.

“Georgetown Hospital System sets a high bar in establishing and sustaining a workplace where employees can make healthy choices,” said Meg Molloy, president and CEO of Prevention Partners. “I applaud this great effort and the commitment of their leadership to create a culture of wellness.”

Prevention Partners works with the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Working Well initiative to engage hospital leaders and staff to develop and encourage employee wellness programs and activities.  These efforts are funded through the Duke Endowment.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown and Horry counties. With three hospitals and nearly 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is improving lives across the Tidelands region.