February 13, 2013

Mercy Medical Center receives Healthy Ohio Worksite Award for fifth consecutive year

Mercy Medical Center was one of 12 Ohio hospitals and health systems to earn recognition as a 2012 Healthy Ohio Worksite Award recipient. The awards, presented by the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Healthy Ohio, acknowledge Ohio employers that demonstrate a commitment to employee health by incorporating comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. It acknowledges efforts to facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.

“We are thrilled to receive the Healthy Ohio-Health Worksite Bronze Award for the fifth consecutive year,” said Kathy Wise, RD, LD, LWC, director of health and wellness at Mercy Medical Center. “Mercy has demonstrated its commitment to wellness by developing a results-oriented wellness initiative with organizational strategies that will last over time.”

All applications were reviewed and evaluated by a selection committee comprised of members of the Healthy Ohio Business Council. For additional information about the award, please visit www.healthyohioprogram.org.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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