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American Heart Association Designates D-H as a "Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite"

American Heart Association Designates D-H as a "Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite"
D-H's Live Well/Work Well Health Improvement Program team. Front row, left to right: Wendy O'Connell, Marion Cate. Back row, left to right: Heather Wolfe, Pamela Tilton, Kara Maville, Dr. Robert McLellan, Denise Biron, Edyta Domian

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) has been designated a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. Marion Cate, MEd, CHES, ACE-CPT, CWWPM, CHC D-H Lebanon’s Live Well/Work Well Health Improvement Program (HIP) manager, received notification of this recognition from American Heart Association Chief Executive Officer Nancy Brown in January. Brown wrote that D-H is “among an elite group of awardees for this initiative. Workplace health continues to be an important way to improve the wellbeing of the workforce and your organization is a leader in this effort. Thank you for your role in building a culture of health and providing employees with healthy choices.”

The American Heart Association recognizes employers as Fit-Friendly Worksites for “creating a culture of health in the workplace through progressive leadership and employee wellness initiatives,” according to the organization’s website. As a Fit-Friendly Worksite, D-H will receive recognition on the American Heart Association's website, at local events and through other communications.

“I am proud that Dartmouth-Hitchcock is now recognized by the AHA as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said Edyta Domian, MHM, MBA, director of operations for Live Well/Work Well. “I want to give special thanks to the Live Well/Work Well Health Improvement team for all their hard work and continuous commitment to improving and expanding employee wellness programs.” 

“The HIP team is thrilled DHMC has been awarded this designation,” said Cate. “We are honored and privileged to serve our employees and their families through our work and thank D-H leadership for their continued support of our program.”

In addition to Cate, the HIP team includes Community Group Practice (CGP) Program Manager Denise Biron, RN, MS, COHN-s, CHC; health and wellness coach Pamela Tilton, RN, MEd, CHES, ACE-CPT CHC; registered dietitian Heather Wolfe, MPH, RD, LD, CHC; health and wellness coach Kara Maville, MEd, AFAA; and senior clinical secretary Wendy O’Connell. The team’s administrative leaders are Domian and LWWW Medical Director Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, chief of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine section.