Medic Announced as Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by AHA


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Medic Announced as Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by AHA

Mecklenburg EMS Agency recognized for promoting employee health and wellness


CHARLOTTE, NC (May 28, 2014) - Mecklenburg EMS Agency has just been announced as a 2013 Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite award winner by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Medic received this national distinction through physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work, and promoting a wellness culture for its employee population.  The agency’s commitment to employee health and wellness includes an active Wellness Committee, on-site fitness center and food marketplace, as well as participation in such programs as the Million Step Challenge and National Heart Month.

“We are extremely honored to receive the Gold Level award in our first year of consideration,” stated Linda Hendley, chair of the agency’s Wellness Committee.  “The Wellness Committee is dedicated to improving the health of our employees by providing programs that encourage positive choices and changes in their lives.”

Employers must have a population of at least 25 employees and implement a minimum of six physical activities, two nutrition and one culture criteria to be eligible for the Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite award distinction.

Medic is extremely proud to be recognized for its effective promotion of employee health and wellness programs.  The agency encourages all employees to be healthy, live well, and retire strong.


About Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic)

Medic has served as Mecklenburg County’s EMS agency since 1978. Medic is a joint government agency ran by the county of Mecklenburg, Novant Health System and Carolina Healthcare System. Medic is the busiest Emergency Medical Services agency in the State of North Carolina, with close to 500 employees and a fleet of 80 ambulances, mass casualty vehicles, and emergency response assets. Medic responds to more than 120,000 calls into the organization’s 9-1-1 emergency response dispatch center each year.

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For additional information or questions about Medic, please contact:

Tara Ragan

Public Relations Manager


PH: 704.943.6164 (o) 704.619.3035 (m)


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