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Gold Standard Hospitals

This accreditation is a great symbol of how we have improved our own lifestyle habits in order to model our vision of creating the healthiest community in Maryland.  When we counsel our patients on these same changes, it helps the message when we can say we understand how difficult lifestyle changes can be.

Lyle E. Sheldon
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Hospital Best Practices

Baptist Health South Florida
Prevention, Nutrition & Healthy Weight

Grow2Heal Garden

The Grow2Heal garden at Homestead Hospital is a creative solution to ongoing challenges with chronic disease management and preventive healthcare.

Hospital leadership dedicated vacant land adjacent to the hospital to develop an organic – and sustainable – garden as a way to offer employees and the community fresh, nutritious foods with a far-reaching impact.

The three-acre garden can potentially grow 30,000 pounds of produce annually, and is served to patients, visitors and hospital employees. It is also used to host departmental...