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Heart-Healthy Workplace

2012 Fit Friendly logoLowell General Hospital is committed to providing physical activities and wellness opportunities to our employees. We were recognized for the fourth year as a GOLD Level Recipient of the American Heart Association's Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program.The American Heart Association recognizes employers as Fit-Friendly Worksites for creating a culture of wellness in the workplace. This association rewards companies for their progressive leadership and highlight their concern for their staff.

Lowell General Hospital achieved this level of commendation for 2012-2013 through the hospital's offering physical activity support to our Lowell General Hospital team, increasing healthy eating options, promoting a wellness culture, and implementing a number of initiatives around physical activity, nutrition and a healthy environment during and outside of the work day.

Many of us are incorporating more exercise and healthy living choices into our workday as well as at home. Our employees can access the variety of healthy employee initiatives via our hospital intranet as well as take part in the many programs offered through the Center for Health & Wellness.

Since even small changes can make a difference in our health, we can all practice what we preach and be proud that we are taking responsibility for our own health and wellness!

Options for at-work health:

  • Our cafeteria salad bar offers lots of tasty, low-fat options and the main entrees now include regular vegetarian options.
  • An on-campus walking trail located on the hospital's main campus provides a nice ½ mile walk at lunch or on breaks.
  • Regular walking groups throughout the year provide company to help you stay motivated.
  • Sign up for a Health & Wellness Program online to learn something new and make your own health a priority. Many classes offer an employee discount.
  • Employee Lunch & Learn series often feature health and lifestyle topics that will help you and your family live better.
  • Our employee health insurance plans offer fitness-center membership reimbursement.
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