Lane recognized for employee wellness program _lowres

Photo provided by Delores Sutton -- Wellness Committee members at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary celebrate earning the Fit Friendly award for 2016 from the American Heart Association. Employees, front row from left, include Delores Sutton, Stacy Ashford, Charlotte Overton, Melissa Landry, Tamikka Reed and Melissa Junot; and back row, Samantha Summers, Dana Bellefontaine, Krisi Carriere, David Broussard and Thomas ‘Pokey’ Anders.

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

This is the sixth consecutive year Lane has been chosen for the award.

“As a Gold Level Fit-Friendly company, Lane has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees and promoting a wellness culture,” Lane Wellness Committee chairwoman Charlotte Overton said. “There is no better benefit to offer your employees than helping them have healthier longer lives.”

“The American Heart Association recognizes employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health,” said Jody Dake, an events specialist with the Capital Area American Heart Association. “Lane should be applauded for its progressive leadership and concern for its staff.”