Medic receives 2nd consecutive AWLP "Work-Life Seal of Distinction" Award



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Medic receives 2nd consecutive AWLP “Work-Life Seal of Distinction” Award

Mecklenburg EMS recognized for its excellence in human resources and employee benefits


CHARLOTTE, NC (January 14, 2014) - For the second consecutive year Medic has been awarded the “Work-Life Seal of Distinction” from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress, an arm of the WorldatWork global organization dedicated to advancement of strategies and practices to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and talented workforce.

The Seal of Distinction recognizes employers who excel in the development and implementation of strategies geared towards improving employee benefits, support, and quality of work-life balance. Employers must show excellence in seven categories, including health & wellness, dependent care support, workplace flexibility, economic security tools, paid & unpaid time off, community engagement, and supporting a transformative organized culture.

“The Wellness Team is very proud that we have once again been selected for the Work-Life Balance Award,” explained Linda Hendley of Medic’s Human Resources.  “In 2012 we added the new fitness center for employees so they would have access to 24-hour exercise options.  Our initiative in 2013 created an in-house marketplace where Medic staff could enjoy a break, get a snack and have some healthy options for meals 24 hours a day. Items are packaged specially for our fast-paced employees where they can select, scan, and go within a matter of seconds.”

Hendley shared the Wellness Team’s 2014 goals, “The team has been challenged to roll out programs on nutrition, fitness, and stress management.  The wellbeing of our employees will continue to be a priority at Medic.”

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


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