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For Release: February 23, 2010 
Contact: Pamela Williams, Office of Communications 
(405) 271-5601

2009 Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Awards Announced

The Oklahoma State Department of Health recently joined the Oklahoma Academy, The State Chamber, and the Oklahoma Turning Point Council in announcing 194 award winners in the 2009 Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Program.

The Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Program recognizes Oklahoma businesses that provide health and wellness opportunities, and are working to improve the health status of Oklahomans. To be certified, businesses must meet specific criteria, including providing employee health screenings, workplace health and nutrition education, opportunities for physical exercise activities, management support for healthy workplace environments, tobacco use prevention activities, and sharing wellness activities within their respective communities. There were 46 businesses selected to receive Certificates of Excellence, 79 Certificates of Merit, and 57 Certificate awards. 

A new category called the Certified Healthy Restaurant was added this year.  There were six applications and all received certification.  Healthy Restaurant application criteria are similar to the business application but include the addition of healthy menu offerings. 

The program was initiated in 2003 and so far, 688 certificates have been awarded to businesses certified statewide. The three categories are: Certificates of Excellence, Certificates of Merit and Certificate Awards. Those categories are then broken down into groups by size as follows: small workplaces of 1-25 employees, medium workplaces of 26-100 employees, large workplaces of 101- 999 employees, and corporate workplaces of 1,000 or more employees. Employer types are grouped as education, or for-profit, or non-profit.  

To learn more about the Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business program and to apply for certification, visit the Oklahoma Turning Point Council Web site at www.okturningpoint.org.

Note to editors: A list of the 2009 Certified Healthy Businesses is attached.


Business Award County
Great Salt Plains Health Merit Alfalfa
Carney Public Schools Merit Atoka
Beaver County Health Dept Excellence Beaver
Canton Public Schools Merit Blaine
Geary Public Schools Merit Blaine
Okeene Municipal Hospital Merit Blaine
Blaine County Health Dept Excellence Blaine
OSU Ext. Blaine County Merit Blaine
First United Bank Merit Bryan
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Merit Canadian
Canadian Co OSU Extension Certificate Canadian
Canadian Co Health Dept Excellence Canadian
Sacred Heart Catholic School Merit Canadian
El Reno Public Schools Merit Canadian
Redlands Community College Merit Canadian
Mustang Public Schools Merit Canadian
Mercy Memorial Health Center Merit Carter
Shake and Bake Merit Carter
Wilson Public Schools Certificate Carter
NSU Fitness Center Certificate Cherokee
Cherokee Nation Excellence Cherokee
Whispering Pines Hospice Merit Choctaw
Platt College- Moore Camp Merit Cleveland
Cleveland County HD-Moore Excellence Cleveland
City of Noble Merit Cleveland
Noble Public School Merit Cleveland
Sysco Oklahoma Excellence Cleveland
Norman Regional Health Sy Excellence Cleveland
Oklahoma Electric Co-op Merit Cleveland
First American Bank Certificate Cleveland
Immuno-Mycologics Certificate Cleveland
Vernon L. Smith & Association Excellence Cleveland
Republic Bank & Trust Certificate Cleveland
Moore Norman Technology C Merit Cleveland
Lifecare Oklahoma Merit Cleveland
Cleveland Co. Family YMCA Merit Cleveland
Cleveland County HD-Norman Excellence Cleveland
Norman Public Schools Merit Cleveland
City of Norman Merit Cleveland
Center for Children and F Certificate Cleveland
Pride Fitness Center Excellence Comanche
RE/MAX Professionals Certificate Comanche
Comanche Co. Health Dept. Certificate Comanche
Great Plains Technology C Merit Comanche
Republic Paperboard Merit Comanche
Bristow Public Schools Merit Creek
MCN-CMHI Certificate Creek
Harper Co. Health Dept. Excellence Harper
Dover Public Schools Merit Kingfisher
Kingfisher Regional Hospital Certificate Kingfisher
Kingfisher Public Schools Merit Kingfisher
Kingfisher Co Health Dept Excellence Kingfisher
Kingfisher County OSU Ext Excellence Kingfisher
Pioneer Telephone Coop., Certificate Kingfisher
Palmer Chiropractic, Inc. Merit Kingfisher
Sts. Peter & Paul School Merit Kingfisher
Holy Trinity School Certificate Kingfisher
Lomega Public School Merit Kingfisher
Panola Public Schools Merit Latimer
Agra Public School Merit Lincoln
Lincoln Co Health Dept Excellence Lincoln
Stroud Regional Medical Center Excellence Lincoln
Stroud Public School Merit Lincoln
Be Well Spa Certificate Logan
Logan County OSU Ext. Certificate Logan
Dr. Dawn's Chiropractic Certificate Logan
Logan County Health Dept Excellence Logan
Guthrie Public Schools Certificate Logan
Logan Medical Center Excellence Logan
Langston University Certificate Logan
Mulhall-Orlando Schools Merit Logan
Major County Health Department Certificate Major
RAE Corporation Certificate Mayes
Thunderbird Youth Academy Certificate Mayes
Pryor Creek Rec Center Merit Mayes
McClain County HD-Blanchard Excellence McClain
McClain County HD-Purcell Excellence McClain
Haworth School District Excellence McCurtain
McCurtain Memorial Hospital Excellence McCurtain
Eufaula High School Merit McIntosh
City of Muskogee Excellence Muskogee
Healthcare Solutions Group Certificate Muskogee
Muskogee EMS Certificate Muskogee
Ok School for the Blind Excellence Muskogee
Indian Capital Technology Merit Muskogee
Muskogee Co. Health Dept. Excellence Muskogee
Cherokee Nation TRHC Excellence Muskogee
Muskogee Swim And Fitness Excellence Muskogee
Yaffe Muskogee Certificate Muskogee
City of Edmond Merit Oklahoma
Rose State College Merit Oklahoma
UPS Merit Oklahoma
Foundation Management Certificate Oklahoma
Beale Professional Service Certificate Oklahoma
INTEGRIS Health Excellence Oklahoma
YMCA of Greater OKC Merit Oklahoma
DDD of DRS Certificate Oklahoma
Valir Health Merit Oklahoma
Holy Temple Baptist Church Certificate Oklahoma
Love's Travel Stops Certificate Oklahoma
Public Strategies Merit Oklahoma
Mercy Health Center Merit Oklahoma
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Certificate Oklahoma
Cardinal Engineering, Inc Certificate Oklahoma
District Attorneys Council Merit Oklahoma
Accord Human Resources Merit Oklahoma
OCCC Certificate Oklahoma
Kimray Merit Oklahoma
ACOG Merit Oklahoma
Saints Medical Group Excellence Oklahoma
St. Anthony Hospital Excellence Oklahoma
Oklahoma Insurance Dept. Certificate Oklahoma
American Fidelity Merit Oklahoma
OKC-County Health Dept. Certificate Oklahoma
Chesapeake Energy Excellence Oklahoma
OK State Dept of Health Excellence Oklahoma
Metro Technology Centers Merit Oklahoma
Water Resources Board Merit Oklahoma
The Boeing Company Excellence Oklahoma
Oklahoma City University Merit Oklahoma
OK Health Care Authority Excellence Oklahoma
OSUIT Certificate Okmulgee
Okmulgee Pediatrics Merit Okmulgee
Okmulgee Memorial Hospital Merit Okmulgee
Osage County Health Dept Certificate Osage
Stillwater Public Schools Certificate Payne
OK Dept of Career Tech Merit Payne
Oklahoma State University Excellence Payne
Stillwater Family YMCA Merit Payne
Stillwater Medical Center Merit Payne
EDGE Tech Corp Merit Pontotoc
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Certificate Pottawatomie
Push. Co. Health Dept. Merit Push
Healthy Comm. Partnership Certificate Rogers
Rogers State University Merit Rogers
Rogers County Health Dept Excellence Rogers
City of Claremore Certificate Rogers
Enviro Systems Inc. Certificate Seminole
Wewoka Indian Health Center Merit Seminole
Peters Agency Care Manage Certificate Sequoyah
Mark Twain Elementary Excellence Stephens
Duncan Regional Hospital Excellence Stephens
Personal Best Excellence Stephens
OK Panhandle State University Merit Texas
Texas Co. Health Dept. Merit Texas
Custom Heating & Air Cond. Certificate Tulsa
City of Broken Arrow Certificate Tulsa
Jenks Public Schools Merit Tulsa
Fellers Snider Certificate Tulsa
AEP/PSO Merit Tulsa
Plan Benefit Analysts Excellence Tulsa
Melton Truck Lines, Inc. Merit Tulsa
Hillcrest Medical Center Merit Tulsa
Tulsa Area United Way Certificate Tulsa
YMCA of Greater Tulsa Excellence Tulsa
IC of OK Merit Tulsa
SageNet Merit Tulsa
The Holmes Organization Excellence Tulsa
LinkAmerica Corp Excellence Tulsa
Blue Cross Blue Shield of OK Excellence Tulsa
Williams Excellence Tulsa
Tulsa Health Department Excellence Tulsa
CAREATC Merit Tulsa
PRYER Certificate Tulsa
Mark Westby & Associates Excellence Tulsa
EGS Electrical Group Certificate Tulsa
Pepsi Bottling Group Merit Tulsa
Explorer Pipeline Certificate Tulsa
The NORDAM Group Merit Tulsa
IHCRC Indian health care res Merit Tulsa
CommunityCare HMO Merit Tulsa
Ihloff Salon and Day Spa Certificate Tulsa
Goodwill of Tulsa Merit Tulsa
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Certificate Tulsa
State Farm Insurance Certificate Tulsa
Tulsa Metro Chamber Certificate Tulsa
Wagoner Comm. Hospital Certificate Wagoner
MUTUAL Girls Club Certificate Washington
Washington County Health Merit Washington
Woodward Co. Health Dept. Merit Woodward



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