April 25, 2008
The MGH is fit-friendly

fit friendly sealFor the second consecutive year, the American Heart Association (AHA) has honored the MGH with its Fit Friendly Award. The distinction recognizes organizations across the United States that champion the health of their employees and create a culture supporting physical activity and good nutrition in the workplace.

Jeff Davis, senior vice president of Human Resources; Lillian Sonnenberg, DSc, RD, LDN, senior manager of Ambulatory Nutrition; and Efstathios Antoniades, senior administrative director of Cardiology, accepted the award on behalf of the MGH April 16. At the ceremony, Malissa Wood, MD, an MGH cardiologist and AHA board member, announced this year's winners. City Councilor Michael P. Ross commended the MGH for its designation as a Fit Friendly hospital and congratulated the hospital for being "a great place to work."

"We are delighted and honored to again receive this award from the American Heart Association," says Davis. "I would especially like to credit the MGH Be Fit program for its commendable work in keeping our employees healthy and fit."

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