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Adventist Health Clear Lake Achieves Blue Zones Project Worksite and Restaurant Approved Status

Adventist Health Clear Lake has been recognized for its fundamental contribution to improving the health and well-being of the Lake County community. Blue Zones Project® – Lake County has announced that Adventist Health Clear Lake has achieved Blue Zones Project Approved™ worksite status. Additionally, their Mountain View Café has also been approved as a Blue Zones Project restaurant.

Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative focused on changing the built environment to address social determinants of health while making healthy choices easier, and helping people live longer, healthier and happier lives. Employers are in a powerful position to help individuals move more, eat better, and connect. Adventist Health Clear Lake has earned Approved worksite status by adopting employee well-being improvement initiatives to address these and other areas of opportunity.

This accomplishment is a testament to our commitment to creating a workplace that puts the well-being of our employees first. I am grateful to our team for their dedication in reaching this milestone, and I am excited to see the positive impact it will have on our organization and the lives we touch,” said Colleen Assavapisitkul, President of Adventist Health Clear Lake.

This is such a great accomplishment on our way to completing full Blue Zones worksite certification.  Using the Blues Zones best practices in the workplace is helping us achieve our goal of empowering our associates to find purpose and joy in their work as well as thrive in areas of well-being ” said Don Smith, Director of Well-Being Adventist Health Clear Lake.

“Adventist Health’s Blue Zones Project Approvals are yet another testament to their commitment to the health and well-being of our community,” said Blue Zones Project – Lake County Executive Director Jamey Gill.  “We are so happy to partner with them and look forward to the future as we continue making Lake County an even healthier, happier place to live, work, and play.”

To celebrate these significant milestones, Adventist Health Clear Lake invites the community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at the hospital’s main entrance.

To learn more about Blue Zones Project, visit lakecounty.bluezonesproject.com.

Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit, integrated health system serving more than 90 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii with over 400 sites of care, including 26 acute care facilities. Founded on Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care, and hospice agencies in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes employees, physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness, and hope. We are committed to staying true to our heritage by providing patient-centered, quality care. Together, we are transforming the healthcare experience with an innovative and whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.

Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to a city’s environment, policy, and social networks. Established in 2010, Blue Zones Project is based on research by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author who identified five cultures of the world—or blue zones —with the highest concentration of people living to 100 years or older. Blue Zones Project incorporates Buettner’s findings and works with cities to implement policies and programs that will move a community toward optimal health and well-being. Currently, more than 70 communities across North America have joined Blue Zones Project, impacting more than 4.5 million citizens. The population health solution includes Albert Lea, Minnesota; the city of Fort Worth, Texas; Corry, Pennsylvania; Brevard, North Carolina; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and communities in California, Iowa, Southwest Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. Blue Zones Project is a partnership between Blue Zones, LLC, and Sharecare, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHCR) For more information, visit bluezonesproject.com. 

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