American Heart Association names Frisbie Memorial Hospital a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite

Jul 14, 2015, 08:00 ET from Frisbie Memorial Hospital

ROCHESTER, N.H., July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester was recently recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association, which acknowledges employers who champion the health of their employees by creating wellness programs within the workplace.

The program serves as a catalyst for positive change in American business and encourages other worksites to participate and demonstrate similar physical activity practices for their employees.

Worksites apply for Recognition voluntarily. Those that achieve Gold-Level status must offer employees physical activity support, increase the number of healthy eating options at work, promote a wellness culture and adhere to a strict tobacco policy. In addition, worksites must implement at least six criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.

"Frisbie Memorial Hospital is committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees, patients and the communities we serve," said Frisbie Memorial Hospital CEO John Marzinzik. "Our partnership with Unidine dining services is one example of that commitment. Unidine creates nutritious made-from-scratch meals with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients for patients, visitors and staff."

About Frisbie Memorial Hospital

Frisbie Memorial Hospital has provided quality healthcare services to the greater Rochester community for over 80 years; our roots were well planted in the Lilac City by forward-thinking citizens who made generous financial donations and who volunteered their time so that Frisbie Memorial Hospital could provide healthcare services to their community.

Frisbie Memorial Hospital and its affiliated providers are committed to providing the highest quality care to our community. We adopt best medical and surgical practices to improve the care and recovery of our patients. Our measures reflect a comprehensive approach to making sure the patient gets the best care in the safest environment.

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