Pennsylvania Medical Society Recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksite

Scott Martin, PAMED Wellness Committee Chair, and Denise Zimmerman, PAMED executive vice president, accepting the award at the American Heart Association’s Leadership Breakfast.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) was one of six companies in the Capital Region recently recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a Fit-Friendly Worksite.

The gold-level award recognizes that PAMED:

  • Offers all employees physical activity support at the worksite
  • Has increased the number of healthy eating options available for employees at the worksite
  • Promotes a wellness culture at the worksite
  • Embraces at least nine criteria as outlined by the AHA in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and culture

As an organization representing Pennsylvania’s medical community, PAMED is committed to promoting better health and wellness among its staff, while also recognizing the importance of prevention.

“I’m very pleased and proud that PAMED has been recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said Denise Zimmerman, executive vice president at PAMED. “I would also like to congratulate all of our employees who participate in our wellness activities.”

“As a Fit-Friendly Worksite, we are recognized as corporate trailblazers who have adopted the spirit of the AHA’s initiatives and have the vision to try improving the health and wellness of our employees and the worksite.”

AHA’s Fit-Friendly program is free and offers companies tools to create a healthier workplace environment. Fit-Friendly companies are selected by a national committee and recognized twice a year for carrying out wellness activities.

The program is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America and right here in Harrisburg. It recognizes worksites for making the health and wellness of their employees a priority.