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Creighton Staff Honored by Wellness Council of the Midlands

Creighton Staff Honored by Wellness Council of the Midlands

Four Creighton University employees will be honored by the Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELCOM) for modeling successful changes in their health habits as a result of Creighton’s wellness programs. The Light of Wellness Awards are given in three categories: healthy behavior, team and leadership. Being honored at the Nov. 5 ceremony at Lauritzen Gardens are Micki Brandt, executive assistant to the vice president of Administration and Finance, Patricia Eppenbaugh, senior research associate/Dexa technician, Osteoporosis Center, Tom Lenz, Pharm.D., associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Pharmacy Distance Pathway, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, healthy behavior; and Jeff Branstetter, executive director, Human Resources, leadership.

The Light of Wellness Award was created to recognize the founder and inspiration for worksite wellness in America – William M. Kizer. An Omaha-native and business leader, Kizer founded the Wellness Council of Midlands in 1982 and its national non-profit counterpart, the Wellness Councils of America, in 1987.

Nominees have to meet criteria in five areas – social, physical, intellectual, spiritual and emotional health.