The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized St. John's Medical
Center as a silver-level Bicycle-Friendly Business. The award was given
to 150 Bicycle-Friendly Businesses in 39 states and Washington, D.C.
St. John's joins a cutting-edge group of more than 800 local businesses,
government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States
that are transforming the American workplace. “Visionary business
leaders are recognizing the real-time and long-term impact that a culture
of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League
of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of businesses
for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier
future for their employees.”
St. John's supports community-wide bicycling by participating in Bike
to Work Day, including serving breakfast at a community welcome station;
having bicycles and helmets available for employees to use on breaks;
hosting bike repair clinics (usually in conjunction with a wellness program
or bike to work day); participating in Friends of Pathways’ Commuter
Choice Challenge; and offering convenient bike parking at most entrances.
"We support and commend our employees who help the community reach
for its energy conservation goals by biking to work. With our health and
wellness mission, we are especially pleased to see our employees maintain
high levels of physical activity, including biking," said St. John's
Medical Center CEO Lou Hochheiser, MD.
Moving forward, St. John's Medical Center will have access to a variety
of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even
more bicycle-friendly, including connecting to a peer network in order
to facilitate sharing of best practices from across the nation.
Businesses interested in applying or learning more about the free BFB program
can visit the League online at
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 739-7493,