April 19, 2012

Vanderbilt wins Heart Association fit-friendly award

For the fifth consecutive year Vanderbilt has been recognized by the American Heart Association with its Platinum Level Start! Fit-friendly Companies Award.

This award is given to companies that demonstrate progressive leadership toward making health and wellness a priority for their workforce. Vanderbilt will receive recognition in the September issue of Fortune magazine for this accomplishment.

“We would like to thank everyone whose hard work, program participation, and dedication helped Vanderbilt once again win the American Heart Association’s Platinum Level award," said Lori, Rolando, M.D., MPH, Health Plus medical director. "The award is the AHA’s pinnacle of Corporate Wellness and is awarded to those companies that make the health and wellness of their employees a priority. We would especially like to thank our senior leadership, whose continued support and encouragement has exemplified this culture of wellness at Vanderbilt.”

Health Plus and Vanderbilt Heart collaborate to provide the Start! Physical Activity Program and are encouraging everyone to participate to help reach the 2012 goal of 1.75 billion combined steps by Dec. 31. Participants are encouraged to find an activity and track progress.

View the complete list of the 2011 Fit-Friendly Companies.