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Hospital wellness program earns recognition


STERLING, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2013) – The Wellness Council of America has given Well Workplace status to the Sterling Regional MedCenter wellness program for employees, recognizing the hospital as one of America’s healthiest companies.

WELCOA offers four levels of the award, and Sterling received platinum, the highest level, with a score of 179.13 points out of a possible 180. Areas of evaluation included:

• Senior level support
• Cohesive wellness teams
• Data collection to drive health efforts
• Operating plans
• Appropriateness of interventions
• Supportive environments
• Consistency in evaluation of outcomes.

In 2013, 11 companies received platinum awards, 23 earned gold and two earned silver awards.

The hospital’s Rise and Shine with Wellness program offers quarterly incentives for employees to encourage fitness, nutrition, stress management and behaviors like financial fitness. The recognition by the Wellness Council of America recognizes the quality of the hospital’s program for following national wellness standards.

A well-workplace is an organization that embraces the responsibility of maximizing the health and well-being of its employees and makes that part of the overall business strategy.

About Sterling Regional MedCenter
Sterling Regional MedCenter has provided medical care to residents of northeastern Colorado and the surrounding area since 1938. This hospital offers a full range of health care services, and a staff dedicated to providing our patients with excellent care. Sterling also is home to the David Walsh Cancer Center, which offers an unprecedented level of cancer care to region. For more information, visit


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