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Holy Cross Hospital Receives Florida Fit Friendly Company Award from the Florida Department of Health

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 24, 2014) – Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale has been honored with the Florida Fit Friendly Company Award from the Florida Department of Health in recognition of its successful worksite wellness program.  

The award acknowledges efforts to educate and encourage individuals to make meaningful changes and adopt behavior toward wellness.  A valued non-profit provider of healthcare in the community, Holy Cross Hospital implemented a healthy lifestyle incentive program in 2010.

“As a healthcare provider we understand the value of proactively taking care of one’s health, and we educate our Associates on the right choices to make healthy living a priority,” said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, M.D.

Associates at Holy Cross can participate in a healthy lifestyle incentive program by engaging in various healthy activities and initiatives, which include completing preventative care measures, making lifestyle and behavior choices such as not smoking, and others. After completing activities, Associates provide documentation to qualify for an insurance contribution discount.  

The healthy lifestyle incentive program is only one of the wellness programs Holy Cross Hospital offers along with health fairs, a smoke-free campus, healthy meal offerings in the cafeteria, healthy vending machines and ongoing health and wellness education.

ABOUT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL
A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

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