Wellness at Work winner eager to use grand prize services

Tomah Area Credit Union (TACU) has won $2,500 in employee wellness services as the 2016 Wellness at Work grand prize winner. The credit union has already started to implement the services.

TACU president and CEO Todd Scholz and Jayme Altman, the credit union’s Wellness at Work “champion”, accepted the ceremonial “big check” from Health Tradition executive director Brian Rotty on April 13, the same day their employee biometric screening event was held.

A Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare Occupational Health nurse and Health Tradition wellness coordinator Joyce Mlsna conducted the credit union’s screening event and presented an educational session to help employees interpret their results.

Biometric screening includes tests for body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. For individuals, the screening can reveal health risks and conditions that can be improved with lifestyle changes. For employers, it can serve as a benchmark to help decide on wellness programs that would have the most impact in their own organization.

This fall, TACU will hold a custom health challenge, also provided by Mayo Clinic Health System. The credit union chose First Down to Fitness, a physical activity challenge that will run for 12 weeks. Employees track their minutes of exercise (cardio, strength or flexibility) online at the Healthwise U website.

Health Tradition and Mayo Clinic Health System teamed up to offer a full menu of employee health benefits, wellness and workplace health services. See the Wellness at Work employee health service options TACU chose from.