American Heart Association recognizes Forrest General Hospital for Workplace Health Achievement

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 3, 2021) The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced December 2, and Forrest General Hospital achieved national Bronze Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce.

Forrest General Hospital is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

“We are proud to achieve this recognition from the American Heart Association for prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees,” said Millie Swan, Forrest Health vice president. “Our organization remains committed to supporting the physical and mental well-being of our workforce, promoting professional and personal growth.” 

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies. The Index is a web-based scorecard that evaluates the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company’s workplace health program through a combination of best practices and a snapshot of a company’s aggregates employee heart health.

Studies show, healthy employees are more productive and use less sick time, and organizations who create a culture of health in the workplace can improve employee retention and organizational reputation.[1]

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Forrest General [link], a leader in medical excellence in south Mississippi, is the flagship hospital of Forrest Health [link]. The 547-bed, Level II Regional Trauma Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, provides regional health services to a 19-county service area. Founded in 1952, the hospital’s mission—to do what is best for the patient—is grounded in “We C.A.R.E.” values of caring and compassion.


[1] Increase Productivity | Control Health Care Costs | Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC, Improve Morale & Organizational Reputation | Control Health Care Costs | Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC

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