American Diabetes Association Honors DeKalb Medical with the Health Champion Award
June 15, 2016
For Immediate Release
DeKalb Medical received the Health Champion Elite Designation from the American Diabetes Association for providing health and well-being support and resources to its employees. The award recognizes DeKalb Medical for meeting three healthy living criteria as defined by the Association: nutrition and weight management, physical activity and organizational well-being.
“Employee health and wellness is very important at DeKalb Medical,” said WorksWell Interim Executive Director, Cynthia Holbrook. “Each year, we participate in community and corporate events like the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and National Cancer Survivors Day to give employees a chance to connect with people in the community and increase physical activity outside of work.”
DeKalb Medical offers a variety of benefits that give employees options and incentive to make healthier lifestyle choices. These include employee discounts on the Weight Watchers program, Wellness Center membership and healthy balanced meal plans from Good Measure Meals. Employees can also benefit from healthier options available on the cafeteria menu, participate in health education sessions, fitness challenges and a variety of community events that support healthy lifestyles.
“Receiving the Health Champion Elite Designation from the Association reflects our commitment in helping employees make healthy choices at work and home. We will continue to offer programs and resources that help employees live healthier, more productive lives,” Holbrook said. Employees and community members are encouraged to come out and participate with DeKalb Medical at upcoming festivals and events.
About DeKalb Medical
DeKalb Medical offers more than 700 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties. The not-for-profit health care system consists of three campuses -- DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, DeKalb Medical LTAC at Downtown Decatur, and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale—as well as the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group with over 30 practices in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. Founded in DeKalb County in 1961, DeKalb Medical is an established and active member of the community, offering a variety of award-winning, accessible services, including joint replacement, long-term acute care, surgical weight loss, mammography, heartburn solutions and more. The Maternity Center is the first in Georgia to receive the international “Baby-Friendly” hospital designation. The Cancer Center has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To learn more about DeKalb Medical, please visit our website: www.dekalbmedical.org.