JACKSON, Miss. – UMMC is the first-place winner in the 2019 Healthiest Workplaces in Mississippi competition sponsored by the Mississippi Business Journal.
“We are the leading health institution in the state and the only academic medical center,” said Dr. Josh Mann, professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and director of the medical center’s Office of Well-being. “If we are going to lead on health for the state, we also need to lead when it comes to the health of our own community.
“This award recognizes the work we are doing as an institution, and the coherent identity we have that is all about health.”
Also sponsored by the Mississippi Business Group on Health and the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Healthiest Workplaces Awards go to the employers that show that they have the best worksite wellness program in the state.
“It is hard to overstate the importance of this program,” said Tami Jones, Mississippi Business Journal associate publisher. “We all know that our state leads the nation in a number of negative health indicators, and it is really encouraging to recognize great companies who are working hard to change that.”