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American Heart Association names Orlando Health a Start! Fit-Friendly Company

Orlando Health was recently recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Start! initiative for helping employees eat better and move more. Orlando Health is one of only 215 platinum level Fit-Friendly Companies in the entire nation.

“Our team member wellness program, Healthy U, is an important priority for our organization,” said Lee O’Donnell, corporate manager, Lifestyle Medicine. “We are creating an environment that supports and influences healthy living among team members and the community through various programs, initiatives and resources. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association.”

Platinum-level employers are cited for: offering employees physical activity options in the workplace, increasing healthy eating options at the worksite, promoting a wellness culture in the workplace, implementing at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture, and demonstrating measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.

Healthy U was established to provide information about health promotion and disease management programs, products, plans and services at Orlando Health that impact the health and well-being of team members and their dependents.