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For release: November 14, 2012

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, amy.kilgore@akrongeneral.org
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083, jim.gosky@akrongeneral.org

Akron General recognized for leading in worksite wellness

The American Heart Association recently recognized Akron General as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite, placing the health system among an elite group of awardees. Being a Gold level award recipient shows that Akron General not only recognizes the importance of a healthy workplace for employees but also has taken important steps to create a culture of wellness by providing support to employees.

Fit-Friendly companies reach Gold level status by implementing various activities and programs to encourage physical activity, nutrition and culture enhancements such as on-site walking routes, healthy food choices in cafeterias and vending machines, annual employee health risk assessments and online tracking tools. More than 2,400 companies were recognized nationally as Fit-Friendly companies.

About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit www.akrongeneral.org.



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