Lane recognized as Fit-Friendly company _lowres

Photo provided by Delores Sutton -- The mission of Lane Regional Medical Center's 'Live Well, Work Well’ wellness program is to create a culture of wellness for the hospital employees and to encourage the staff and the community to make healthy lifestyle choices. Lane wellness committee members, from left, are Dana Bellefontaine, Delores Sutton, Shelton Anthony, Melissa Landry and David Broussard.

Lane Regional Medical Center has recently been recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly company by the American Heart Association’s initiative for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.

This is the fourth year Lane has been chosen for the award, according to a news release.

“As a Gold Level Fit-Friendly company, Lane has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees,” said Melissa Landry, director of Food and Nutritional Services. “We have many options in place for everyone to enjoy such as monthly wellness seminars, on-site walking routes, annual employee health risk assessments, online tracking tools and healthy food choices in the cafeteria and vending machines.”

The mission of Lane’s “Live Well, Work Well” wellness program is to create a culture of wellness for the hospital employees and to encourage the staff and the community to make healthy lifestyle choices, the release said.

“Lane Regional should be applauded,” said Jody Dake, events specialist with the Capital Area American Heart Association. “Fit-Friendly companies see greater changes and healthier employees, which is a win-win for everyone.”