John G. Currin Jr., President and CEO, Alamance Regional Medical Center, was recognized for his contributions to health and healthy workplace policies by NC Prevention Partners at the organization’s annual meeting held June 8. Currin received the POWER Award.
“Our award recipients are making it easier for every North Carolinian to make healthy choices and we are proud to honor their work,” says NC Prevention Partners President and CEO Dr. Meg Molloy.
Currin has served on the NC Prevention Partners Board of Directors for four years. He was recognized for brining Work Healthy America℠ to Alamance County and serving on the planning team for a Prevention Academy. Work Healthy America helps businesses create worksite wellness programs. The Prevention Academy is a day-long training event followed by a three-year engagement that brings together businesses, community groups and wellness leaders in the community to help improve employee wellness and reduce health care costs.
Alamance Regional Medical Center has been recognized by NC Prevention Partners as a Red Apple Hospital for programs that promote healthy food and nutrition and is one of 25 hospitals in the state to earn Gold Star status for quit-tobacco programs for employees. The hospital also offers comprehensive wellness programs for employees, including a Fitness Center, a Working With Diabetes Program, and other health initiatives. Alamance Regional Employer Services also partners with local businesses to bring these health and wellness elements to the workplace in order to create a healthy foundation for employees.