On hand to receive the award from the American Heart Association’s Michael DiGiovani (holding plaque) are Bruce Simmons, MD, Gregory Eastwood, MD, Deborah Hermann, registered dietitian Terry Podolak, and John McCabe, MD.
Upstate Medical University received the American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Award for the second year in a row. The awards are given to American companies that take steps to make their employees’ health and wellness a top priority. Upstate encourages walking and provides walking routes; walking is said to have the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.
Also this year, Upstate fielded the largest
team (571 members) and raised the most money ($37,966) for the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk.