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Valley Health System

Valley Health System has been awarded the WorkHealthy America Excellence Recognition for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention.

The health system is the first in Virginia and West Virginia and one of only 22 organizations nationwide to receive this recognition.

On March 18, the director of community outreach at the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) presented the award at Valley Health’s monthly manager’s meeting at Winchester Medical Center. The meeting was teleconferenced to the system’s other hospitals in Luray, Woodstock and Front Royal, and Berkeley Springs and Romney in West Virginia.

The VHHA launched the WorkHealthy Virginia initiative in 2013 in collaboration with Prevention Partners, a national nonprofit. WorkHealthy Virginia is a statewide initiative designed to support VHHA members’ efforts to create a worksite culture of health and improve employee health while reducing health care costs.

Valley Health earned straight As on the Prevention Partners Wellness Quality Scorecard in four modules: nutrition, physical activity, tobacco-free and overall culture of health and wellness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has acknowledged the WorkHealthy America Excellence standard as one of the highest achievements in building a healthy workplace.

Valley Health’s “HealthyU” program and other wellness initiatives offer staff the resources and time to include wellness activities in their daily routines.