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Cayuga Medical Center Recognized at Gold Level for American Heart Association’s Workplace Fit-Friendly Award

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Contact: John W. Turner, VP Public Relations, Liz Heath, Public Relations Specialist, Cayuga Medical Center (607) 274-4498,

Cayuga Medical Center Recognized at Gold Level for American Heart Association’s Workplace Fit-Friendly Award

October 20, 2015, Ithaca, NY – Cayuga Medical Center’s Cayuga Center for Healthy Living has been awarded a national recognition from the American Heart Association (AHA) for creating a culture of good health in the workplace.  

Cayuga Center for Healthy Living, a wellness zone of healthy lifestyle living, and rehabilitation of Cayuga Medical Center has earned the Gold Level Fit-Friendly award for providing programs for Cayuga Medical Center employees that meet the AHA’s strict standards. These standards include: physical activity, good nutrition, and a culture within the organization that offers and promotes a healthy lifestyle to its employees.

“For almost ten years, Cayuga Medical Center (CMC)  and CMC’s Nutrition and Dining Services, Cayuga Center for Healthy Living, and our partners: Island Health & Fitness, and Rasa Spa, has offered a long list of healthy lifestyle programs to our employees that include exercise, healthy eating and cooking, weight loss programs, diabetes care, stroke rehab, and smoking cessation. We are very grateful that their hard work has been honorably recognized by a national award.” said John Rudd, president and CEO of Cayuga Medical Center.

To learn more about Cayuga Center for Healthy Living, go to or call 607.252.3590.


Cayuga Medical Center is a state-of-the art medical center in collaboration with prestigious health care organizations including Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York City, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (SCHI) at Rochester General Health System, The University of Rochester Medical Center (orthopedics and neurosurgery) and Mayo Medical Laboratories. For more information on services available at the medical center and its satellite campuses, please visit or call (607) 274-4498.



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