Mark Biscone, CEO for Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital, has joined more than 450 CEOs across the nation by signing the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity to promote employee health and wellness.

The CEO Pledge for Physical Activity is a national campaign promoted by the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity to encourage every CEO in the United States to recognize physical activity as an important driver of employee health and business performance. The Pledge spotlights the workplace’s role in helping to create healthy employees.

The CEO Pledge states: “For the betterment of my company, our employees, their families, and the community, I pledge to improve employee health and wellness by providing opportunities and resources for physical activity before, during or after the workday, and to enhance my own health and wellness by engaging in regular physical activity.”

PBMC and WCGH have implemented several healthy workplace strategies, including holding stand-up or walking meetings, encouraging brief activity breaks throughout the day, providing education and information on the benefits of an active lifestyle and holding motivational physical activity challenges for employees. In September the two hospitals completed a six-week team step challenge, during which participants walked more than 50,000 miles.

Learn more about the CEO Pledge at ncppa.org.