The Oklahoma Hospital Association has awarded its WorkHealthy Hospitals “gold status” to Mercy Hospital Watonga for its tobacco cessation efforts and promotion of physical activity. Mercy Hospital Watonga is the first hospital in the state to be recognized in two areas.
Mercy Hospital Watonga has achieved the highest standard in workplace physical activity and tobacco cessation, according to the OHA, by providing and promoting access to physical activity opportunities for employees during work hours and communicating the importance of fitness, and by offering comprehensive tobacco cessation programs for employees.
“We are so excited to receive these awards recognizing our hospital’s commitment to physical activity and tobacco cessation,” Mercy Hospital Watonga CEO Bobby Stitt said. “As our community’s health care providers, we have an obligation to model healthy behaviors as we deliver compassionate care and exceptional service to our patients every day. These awards demonstrate how we are providing the healthiest environment possible for our patients and co-workers.”