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News from Unity

Unity Receives Eat Well, Live Well Award

The Rochester Business Alliance has awarded Unity Health System’s employee wellness program Thrive an award for having the most creative campaign for this year’s 2013 Eat Well Live Well Challenge.

Thrive was established in 2011 and was designed to help employees stay healthy, fit, and active. It encompasses the whole person, and offers a variety of health education, activities, incentives, and more.

Unity actively encourages and supports healthy behaviors and lifestyles among its employees by sharing its vast expertise and resources to educate and empower employees to make positive, lifelong healthy choices.

Stand-out ideas that Thrive offered employees participating in the Eat Well, Live Well Challenge included posters featuring Unity employees, cafe samples of healthy food at both Park Place Cafe at Unity Hospital and St. Mary's Café on the Unity St. Mary’s campus, a punch card program to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and the ever-popular disincentive experiment, a friendly competition among employees to try to overcome goals.

“We’re thrilled to have been chosen for this award. We're committed to having the healthiest workforce in the Rochester area and our employee wellness team has really made a strong effort over the last few years to offer unique and creative programs,” said Warren Hern, Unity President and CEO. “Our employees really felt motivated to participate because of the fun our wellness team brought into this year's Eat Well Live Well Challenge."

About Unity

At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience.  We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester.  Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity—an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe.   Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.