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December 13, 2011

Hospitals of the Hernando/Pasco Market of the HCA West Florida Division Again All Receive the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Company-Gold Award

New Port Richey-Hudson and Spring Hill, FL – The Hospitals which make up the Hernando/Pasco market of the HCA West Florida Division recently had the distinction of all being recipients of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Company - Gold Award. Community Hospital, Oak Hill Hospital and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point were all recognized as Start! Fit-Friendly Companies. The three hospitals continue to be multiple year recipients of the award.

Start! Fit-Friendly Companies recognition program award is given by the American Heart Association’s Start! Movement. It is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America. It recognizes companies that demonstrate progressive leadership by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority.

Community Hospital, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point have been recognized at the Gold Level, which means that:

  • They offer employees physical activity support at the worksite
  • They have increased the number of healthy eating options available to employees
  • They promote a wellness culture at the worksite
  • They embrace at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture
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