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Published on March 03, 2014

GHS first in S.C. to earn excellence recognition for employee wellness

Monday, March 03, 2014

Georgetown, SC–– Georgetown Hospital System is the first in the Palmetto State to be recognized for excellence in its employee health programs and practices by a leading advocate for workplace wellness.

The Excellence Recognition, which is from Working Well and Prevention Partners, singles out programs for physical activity, nutrition, tobacco free and culture of wellness. Excellence was defined by achieving modules developed by WorkHealthy AmericaSM, a Prevention Partners program that draws on evidence-based best practices for the workplace.

“We work diligently to provide a wellness environment for our employees,” said GHS VP & Chief Human Resource Officer Jan Harper. “Being an example of health and wellness to the community we serve is of the utmost importance at our health care system.”

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 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 sustain a culture of wellness.”

Prevention Partners is working with the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Working Well initiative to engage hospital leaders and staff to enhance and sustain employee wellness efforts. These efforts are generously funded through the Duke Endowment.

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Georgetown Hospital System is a private, not-for-profit entity.  The system consists of Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Waccamaw Community Hospital and several facilities throughout Horry and Georgetown Counties.  For more information about Georgetown Hospital System please visit our website at www.GeorgetownHospitalSystem.org

About Working Well

Funded by The Duke Endowment, managed by SC Hospital Association, and informed by Prevention Partners’ success in developing infrastructure for effective worksite wellness programs in North Carolina, Working Well is an effort to improve the health of hospital employees across the state of South Carolina by establishing worksite wellness culture where the healthy choice is the easy choice.

About Prevention Partners

Prevention Partners is a national leader in guiding schools, hospitals and workplaces to improve their culture of wellness by strengthening policies and environments that address tobacco use, physical inactivity, poor nutrition and obesity. For more information, please visit www.ncpreventionpartners.org

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. With three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is helping people across the Tidelands region live better lives through better health.