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By Hospital Systems on 9/23/2013 10:53 AM

Guest blogger Tara Ponder shares how AnMed Health became the second hospital in South Carolina recognized for triple Gold efforts to promote physical activity, nutrition and tobacco cessation for all employees

By Hospital Systems on 8/9/2013 1:13 PM

Guest blogger Carol Benefield highlights how Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital became the first two hospitals to receive Gold awards in all three areas of WorkHealthy America.  

By Hospital Systems on 7/30/2013 9:00 AM

Mission Hospital in Asheville was recently recognized by Prevention Partners for reaching the highest standards in employee wellness and earning the Gold Apple, Gold Star, and Gold Medal awards.

By Hospital Systems on 7/26/2013 10:13 AM



Lori Arledge, Work Well Coordinator and Certified Wellness and Health Coach, discusses KershawHealth's steps to achieving a Gold Star award. 

By Hospital Systems on 6/25/2013 1:41 PM



Several North Carolina hospital were recently recognized as Gold Medal, Gold Apple, and Gold Star hospitals.

By Hospital Systems on 6/24/2013 9:32 AM

Duke Raleigh Hospital was recently recognized for earning the Gold Medal, Gold Apple, and Gold Star for their employee wellness programs.


Pictured clockwise from upper left: Neal Seigler, Duke Raleigh, Director of Nutritional Services; Heather Berdanier, NC Prevention Partners; Paige Humble, Duke Raleigh Director of Marketing and Communications; Robin Costello, NC Prevention Partners; and Andrea Layton, Duke Raleigh Wellness Center Manager.

By Hospital Systems on 6/6/2013 1:23 PM


Guest blogger Dhwani Mehta, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Piedmont Medical Center, describes how they achieved Gold awards in Tobacco Cessation, Nutrition, and Physical Activity. 

By Hospital Systems on 5/30/2013 7:36 AM


Caldwell Memorial Hospital was recently recognized by NC Prevention Partners for earning the Gold Medal, Gold Apple, and Gold Star for meeting the requirements for a physically active, healthy food, and tobacco-free worksite. Congratulations!

Pictured from L - R: Lori Starnes, Kim Bean, Rebecca King, Laura Easton, David Horn, and Mary McLeod.

By Hospital Systems on 5/29/2013 8:46 AM


Several hospitals in North Carolina recently earned Gold Medal, Gold Apple, and Gold Star awards from NC Prevention Partners.

By Hospital Systems on 5/1/2013 8:36 AM



Congratulations are in order for several North Carolina hospitals that recently met NC Prevention Partners' requirements for a physically active, healthy food, or tobacco-free environment.

By Hospital Systems on 4/22/2013 9:39 AM


Congratulations to New Hanover Regional Medical Center who is the first North Carolina hospital to earn all three WorkHealthy AmericaSM Gold awards: Gold Apple, Gold Star, and Gold Medal! New Hanover Regional Medical Center also named as a Center of Excellence hospital for employee wellness.

By Hospital Systems on 11/27/2012 3:46 PM





Carteret General Hospital recently earned their recertification as a Gold Star hospital.

By Hospital Systems on 7/30/2012 8:50 AM

On July 27, 2012, the Medical University of South Carolina was recognized with the Gold Star as part of the Working Well initiative.  Guest blogger Susan Johnston describes the challenges they had to overcome to achieve this recognition at MUSC.

By Hospital Systems on 5/31/2012 2:25 PM

Representatives from NC Prevention Partners and several Working Well Centers of Excellence visited Greenville Hospital System and Baptist Easley Hospital in South Carolina this month.  

By Hospital Systems on 5/8/2012 10:29 AM




Eight representatives from the Virginia based hospital system toured Rex Healthcare's wellness facility and cafeteria.

By Hospital Systems on 5/3/2012 1:39 PM


Congratulations to Vidant Health System for earning the Gold Star in all its hospitals! Several Vidant Health System hospitals also received Gold Apple status.

By Hospital Systems on 4/19/2012 11:19 AM



Congratulations to Durham Regional Hospital for meeting all the requirements for Gold Star status!

By Hospital Systems on 4/12/2012 8:08 AM




Stanly Regional Medical Center is the latest NC hospital to meet all the requirements of a comprehensive tobacco cessation program for employees.

By Hospital Systems on 4/10/2012 9:03 AM

Guest blogger Kelly Price describes new programs at Baptist Easley Hospital that are designed to support good nutrition and physical activity among employees.

By Hospital Systems on 3/15/2012 12:19 PM

Guest blogger Mark Senn shares some of the exciting initiatives happening at Beaufort Memorial Hospital during a Working Well Center of Excellence site visit. 

By Hospital Systems on 3/8/2012 11:43 AM

Guest blogger Holly Mlodzinski shares highlights of the first Working Well Center of Excellence site visit at Hilton Head Hospital.

By Hospital Systems on 2/29/2012 9:30 AM


Going for Gold: How to Create a Comprehensive Quit Tobacco System for Employees webinar is now available in NC Prevention Partners' webinar archives.

By Hospital Systems on 2/10/2012 10:00 AM

Guest blogger, Jen Wright, from the SC Hospital Association, discusses the successes of the Working Well initiative over the last year and how it’s making a lasting change in the culture of South Carolina hospitals.

By Hospital Systems on 2/2/2012 4:45 PM



The Quit Tobacco for Employees initiative assists NC hospitals in developing comprehensive tobacco cessation programs that help employees in quitting tobacco use.

By Hospital Systems on 1/24/2012 10:02 AM



This webinar will focus on the requirements needed for hospitals to earn recognition for having a comprehensive Quit Tobacco System for Employees. 

By Hospital Systems on 1/4/2012 11:40 AM

NC Prevention Partners has new recognition maps for NC hospitals excelling in wellness programs.

By Hospital Systems on 12/5/2011 1:20 PM




CaroMont Health recognized by the North Carolina Alliance for Healthy Communities (NCAHC) with the 2011 Eagle Award.

By Hospital Systems on 11/21/2011 4:30 PM

Working Well, has recognized Georgetown Hospital System as the first system in South Carolina to meet two of its highest awards – the Gold Star and the Gold Apple.

By Hospital Systems on 10/26/2011 3:26 PM



On Tuesday, October 25th, NC Prevention Partners' Hospital Advisory Team met at the North Carolina Hospital Association in Cary. Administrators and staff from hospitals and other public health leaders gathered to hear about the recent successes of NC Prevention Partners.

By Hospital Systems on 10/18/2011 12:59 PM



Senior Program Manager, Melva Fager Okun, has been tweeting since July about NC Prevention Partners' work in North Carolina hospitals.

By Hospital Systems on 9/26/2011 3:22 PM

Congratulations to Caldwell Memorial Hospital who earned the Gold Star on September 20, 2011!

By Hospital Systems on 9/21/2011 7:37 AM

 Baptist Easley Hospital is our second Gold Star Hospital in South Carolina.

By Hospital Systems on 9/19/2011 7:51 AM

On Wednesday, September 21st, NC Prevention Partners staff traveled to Broughton Hospital in Morganton, to meet with CEO Thomas Mahle, and several wellness staff members.

By Hospital Systems on 9/13/2011 7:53 AM

Increasing visibility of tobacco-free property signs is just one way Duke Raleigh made improvements to their Quit-Tobacco system for employees.

By Hospital Systems on 8/25/2011 3:29 PM

Laurens County Health Care System is 1st to complete all requirements for the Gold Star.

By Hospital Systems on 8/22/2011 3:51 PM

Broughton Hospital is the first psychiatric hospital in North Carolina to meet all Gold Star requirements.

By Hospital Systems on 8/18/2011 11:13 AM

The Patient Quit Tobacco System assessment tool grades hospital tobacco cessation programs and proves recommendations for improvement.

By Hospital Systems on 8/15/2011 3:07 PM


New archived presentation details how organizations can establish Quit-Tobacco systems for employees.

By Hospital Systems on 7/28/2011 12:38 PM

Congratulations to Southeastern Regional Medical Center for being the 27th hospital in North Carolina to earn Gold Star status for excellent tobacco cessation programs for employees.

By Hospital Systems on 7/12/2011 8:44 AM

NC Prevention Partners staff members met with the Director of Food and Nutrition this morning at the kick-off event at Carolinas Medical Center-Union.

By Hospital Systems on 6/30/2011 12:09 PM

At Grace Hospital, SC hospital representatives saw how offering healthy options can increase sales in the cafeteria.

By Hospital Systems on 6/29/2011 9:18 AM

NC Prevention Partners, along with the Working Well SC staff, are touring Ashe Memorial Hospital, Caldwell Memorial Hospital and Grace Hospital today to give South Carolina hospital representatives a glimpse of the Gold Star and Red Apple initiatives in action.

By Hospital Systems on 6/7/2011 3:36 PM

Several North Carolina Hospitals received awards Wednesday, June 8th at the Carolina Club in Chapel Hill from NC Prevention Partners.

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