The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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February 20, 2014

County businesses, organizations earn recognition

ENID, Okla. — Several Garfield County businesses and organizations have been named Certified Healthy Oklahoma annual award winners.

Award categories include Certified Healthy Businesses, Certified Healthy Restaurants, Certified Healthy Schools, Certified Healthy Campuses, and Certified Healthy Communities. Award levels include basic, merit and excellence.

Garfield County Certified Healthy Businesses include AdvancePierre Foods; Denny Price Family YMCA; Garfield County Department of Human Services; Garfield County Health Department; Garfield County OSU Extension Office; Integris Bass Baptist Health Center; Integris Health-AdvancePierre Health and Wellness Clinic; Johnston Enterprises Inc.; W.B. Johnston Grain Co.; Johnston Seed Co.; Johnston Port 33 Inc.; Rural Health Projects Inc.; St. Mary's Regional Medical Center; United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma; Vance Air Force Base; and Wheat Capitol Running Co.

Certified Healthy Schools include Drummond Public Schools, Glenwood Elementary School, Kremlin-Hillsdale Public Schools, Pioneer High School, Pleasant Vale Elementary School and St. Joseph Catholic School.

“The Garfield County Health Department and Enid Metropolitan Health Planning Committee would like to congratulate the organizations,” said Maggie Jackson, health educator for Garfield County Health Department.

Winners were selected by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Academy, the State Chamber of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Turning Point Council.

This year, 1,346 applications were submitted from groups throughout the state, and 1,146 award winners received the “Certified Healthy” status.

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