The AHA today presented the Carolyn Boone Lewis Living the Vision Award to Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Wabasha, MN, for its work in improving the health of the communities it serves through actions that go beyond traditional hospital care. Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, part of Ascension Health, includes a 25-bed rural hospital and 100-bed long-term care facility serving patients in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Established in 1996, the Living the Vision Award recognizes institutions or individuals living the AHA’s vision of a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center was selected for its many community-based and hospital-led programs, such as its multiple health and wellness programs and its numerous behavioral health intervention programs. “Hospitals like Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center are health care role models because of the many ways in which they are working to build healthier communities,” said Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO. “The Carolyn Boone Lewis Living the Vision Award recognizes all it does to instill a culture of better health and wellness throughout the community it serves.” Read more about how Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center is helping its communities in the press release.