Jacksonville, NC — Brynn Marr Hospital, a Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI) facility, recently received the Red Apple Award from North Carolina Prevention Partners. This award recognizes hospitals, schools and businesses that encourage employees to make healthier food choices and promote healthy habits and behavior.
“We are very pleased to receive this recognition,” said Jay Kortemeyer, chief executive officer of Brynn Marr Hospital. “We know how valuable it is to take our health seriously and practice nutritious eating habits. It is important for us as a facility to have high standards for nutrition and encourage our patients to as well.”
Brynn Marr encourages nutritious eating and healthy behavior through the implementation of several facility initiatives. These initiatives include: actively improving access to healthy food in the hospital, using pricing to promote healthier food options, labeling healthy foods with icons and nutrition labels, educating visitors and staff about the importance of nutrition and using employee incentives to encourage healthy behaviors.