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Unity Awarded Excellus/RBJ 2012 Wealth of Health Award

Unity Health System is pleased to announce that Thrive, its employee wellness program, has received the 2012 Excellus BlueCross/BlueShield and the Rochester Business Journal Wealth of Health Award.

The Wealth of Health Award is given to a company that is committed to encourage and foster healthy behaviors in the workplace.

Thrive was established in 2011 and was designed to help employees stay healthy, fit, and active. It encompasses the whole person, and offers a variety of health education, activities, incentives, and more. Unity actively encourages and supports healthy behaviors and lifestyles among its employees by sharing its vast expertise and resources to educate and empower employees to make positive, lifelong healthy choices.

“We’re thrilled to have been chosen for this award. We really have made a strong effort over the last few years and we're committed to having the healthiest workforce in the Rochester area,” said Renee Elwood, Thrive coordinator. “Unity really has a unique perspective on wellness. Our focus is on enhancing the health of our patients – and to do that, we need to be sure that our employees are at their best. We view wellness as an individual’s overall health and well-being, which includes positive lifestyle choices and behaviors, physical fitness, healthy eating habits, and mental and emotional stability. We know it’s essential to find a good balance among work, life, and play – and it’s our mission to help our employees find that balance.”

Click the link below to watch Unity's Wealth of Health video on YouTube.

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About Unity: At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity—an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.