FORT WORTH, TX – Medical City Fort Worth employees have taken the pledge to improve their own well-being, as the newest worksite to join the Blue Zones Project movement. Blue Zones Project is a community led initiative working to make Fort Worth one of the nation’s healthiest cities with principles based on lifestyles in the world’s Blue Zones areas, where people are most likely to reach age 100 and beyond.
Blue Zones Project worked with Medical City Fort Worth to implement a variety of evidence-based best practices that optimize the environment for well-being. Among the efforts, Medical City Fort Worth designated a quiet area for employees with a message chair for relaxation, developed new signage to encourage the use of stairs and created Blue Zones Project parking spaces that encourage employees to walk a little farther.
“Blue Zones Project provided the resources and the framework to take our employee well-being to the next level,” said Jyric Sims, CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. “We are taking best practices from the healthiest people in the world and creating our own Blue Zone right here at Medical City Fort Worth.”
Medical City Fort Worth joins hundreds of other Fort Worth organizations including restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and faith-based groups that are Blue Zones Project Approved or Participating Organizations.
“We spend a lot of our time at work, so when employers step up and commit to well-being, it has a big impact,” said Matt Dufrene, vice president of Blue Zones Project, Fort Worth. “Medical City Fort Worth is helping employees live their best lives—at work, at home, and in the community.”
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About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.