MUSC Employee Wellness
Changing what's possible for the health of our employees
The Employee Wellness Program at MUSC strives to encourage & support a healthy lifestyle for our employees, making the healthy choice the easy choice. We integrate activities into our daily work, allocate resources to-ward healthy initiatives, and re-work policies with the intention of enhancing the health and well-being of the MUSC community from the inside out. By developing programs geared towards the health of our employees, we are helping to change what’s possible within our community.
The mission of MUSC Employee Wellness is to promote health by creating a culture of wellness through policies, systems and an environment that encourages healthy behaviors. Our current focus is on identifying and correcting conditions in the workplace that compromise the health of our employees. These conditions reduce levels of productivity and contribute to escalating health care costs.
The key components of our plan include a focus on:
- Physical Activity & Fitness: MUSC Moves!
- Healthy Food Environment/Nutrition
- Weight Management
- Tobacco Cessation
- Preventive Screenings and Assessments; and
- Complementary & Alternative Therapies.
We are pleased to offer employees a variety of classes and events, access to membership discounts, and educational sessions on health & nutrition designed to help our employees take charge of their health. Programs designed to help manage weight, quit smoking, reduce stress and explore complementary and alternative therapies are just some of the resources that are available to MUSC employees.
On Wellness Wednesdays, free chair massages are offered in several locations on campus, as well as other informative sessions. Take a look at broadcast mes-sages for up-to-date information on what’s happening.
Our relationship with local farmers has resulted in weekly Farmers Markets and community supported agriculture (CSA) options with nearby or even on campus delivery - putting fresh, healthy options right where you need it.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, suggestions or concerns you may have about Employee Wellness at MUSC!
Take the Monthly Mindful Challenge
Join us for a year of mindful wellness challenges to support healthy behaviors at work. You are invited to participate in the challenge and be eligible for prizes by completing a short survey at the beginning and end of the month. One employee will be featured in our “spotlight on wellness” column in the Catalyst (with their consent).
Monthly Fitness Series
A free monthly fitness class held at the Wellness Center on Courtney Street the third Wednesday of the month. Free day pass to the MUSC Wellness Center for all participants. Please see the membership desk when you arrive for sign-in and directions to the class. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
|July 30||12:15 - 12:45PM||Exercise Bands|
Monthly Worksite Screenings
Looking for a convenient way to have your mammogram? The Hollings Cancer Center Mobile Van will be conducting mammograms soon behind the Clyburn Research bldg. Call 792-0878 to schedule an appointment.
MUSC is a tobacco-free campus. Click on the "Smoking Cessation" tab for information about programs tht can help you with your quitting efforts.
MUSC Farmer's Market
This event, sponsored by MUSC Employee Wellness, takes place every Friday in the Horseshoe
Here you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farmers. It is recommended that you eat 5-9 servings of colorful, nutritious, disease preventing fruits and vegetables every day. New vendors sign up frequently so come by and check out what's new.
Classes and Presentations
Presentations, classes and screenings are presented to MUSC employees, students, and faculty, and by resources in our Charleston community, upon request. Topics are related to a wide range of issues about wellness and healthy lifestyles.
MUSC Employee Wellness can help promote events and screenings on campus that relate to employee wellness. If you have an upcoming event, email us at: email@example.com
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