(July 19, 2019) Atlantic General Hospital has been recognized by Healthiest Maryland Businesses as a gold level recipient of the Wellness at Work awards for the fourth consecutive year.
The Wellness at Work awards took place during the 10th annual Maryland Workplace Health and Wellness Symposium in Baltimore.
The Wellness at Work awards are sponsored by Healthiest Maryland Businesses, the state’s initiative to support healthy workplaces.
Any Maryland employer who is a member of Healthiest Maryland Businesses is eligible to apply, and there is no cost to be a member.
Recognition criteria are based on the CDC’s Workplace Health Model and applicants are asked to describe activities and share examples of policies and tools developed and utilized in the four areas of assessment, planning and management, implementation, and evaluation.
Atlantic General Hospital was a gold level recipient in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Employers may earn a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or On the Path award based on their activities to establish leadership support for wellness, create wellness committees, survey the needs and interests of their employees, set health improvement goals, and develop monitoring tools to track their outcomes over time.
AGH created the Associates Getting Healthy wellness program in 2013. This program was implemented with the goals of providing opportunities for the associates to improve their health and wellbeing and control the high cost of providing health benefits.
Those goals were achieved and results in creating a culture at AGH that helped associates begin or enhance a healthier lifestyle.
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware, since May 1993.
Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services.
It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion and chemotherapy for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center.
Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.
For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.