GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Northeast Georgia Health System’s (NGHS) Wellness Program was selected as a winner of the 2014 Celebrate Healthy North Georgia awards. Celebrate Healthy North Georgia, an initiative of District 2 Public Health and their partners across the region, honors organizations that work to raise awareness and implement programs that help residents accomplish a healthy lifestyle.
This year, 21 organizations were recognized for their programs and efforts to improve the health of residents in northeast Georgia. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Gary Nelson, President of Healthcare Georgia Foundation. Various workshops were offered throughout the day about topics such as worksite wellness; education and healthy environments; impacting community with gardens and nutrition; and managing chronic disease.
“We are honored to receive this award,” says Donna D. Anderson, director of Employee Wellness at NGHS. “The goal of NGHS’s Wellness program is to engage employees to actively participate in a healthy lifestyle. We’ve conducted many initiatives, including biometric screenings which involve blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure, so we can be sure our program reflects the specific needs and interests of our employees.”