Berlin, Md. This year, AGH has been recognized by Healthiest Maryland Businesses as a gold level recipient of the Wellness at Work awards for the fourth consecutive year. The Wellness at Work awards took place at the 10th annual Maryland Workplace Health and Wellness Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Wellness at Work awards are sponsored by Healthiest Maryland Businesses, the States initiative to support healthy workplaces. Any Maryland employer who is a member of Healthiest Maryland Businesses is eligible to apply, and there is no cost to be a member. Recognition criteria are based on the CDC’s Workplace Health Model and applicants are asked to describe activities and share examples of policies and tools developed and utilized in the four areas of assessment, planning and management, implementation, and evaluation.

This isn’t the first time Atlantic General Hospital has been recognized for the quality of its employee wellness program. AGH was a gold level recipient in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Employers may earn a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or On the Path award based on their activities to establish leadership support for wellness, create wellness committees, survey the needs and interests of their employees, set health improvement goals, and develop monitoring tools to track their outcomes over time.

AGH created the Associates Getting Healthy wellness program in 2013. This program was implemented with the goals of providing opportunities for the associates to improve their health and wellbeing and control the high cost of providing health benefits. Those goals were achieved and results in creating a culture at AGH that helped associates begin or enhance a healthier lifestyle.

A complete list of businesses recognized at this year’s Wellness at Work awards can be found here:

Caption: from L to R Tammy Galusha, service operations manager for Business Health Services; Tracey Mullineaux, employee health/wellness nurse at AGH; Nicole Morris, infection prevention and employee health manager at AGH

About the Wellness at Work awards

Launched in 2010 and based at the Maryland Department of Health, Healthiest Maryland Businesses helps businesses create customized wellness plans, set wellness goals, and monitor progress. To learn more about Healthiest Maryland Businesses services or membership, visit