GHN Wellness Center celebrates three years of sustained growth

It’s been three years since the Get Healthy Now Wellness Center underwent its $1.3 million renovation/expansion and relocation initiative, made possible by partnerships with the UofL Foundation and Athletics. The GHN team hosted an open house on April 21 to mark the occasion, and to also officially launch its latest program: A Meatless Monday campaign with food samplings and cooking demonstrations.

The Wellness Center moved from a small, 2,000-square-foot space in the lower level of Crawford Gym to the newly-renovated 22,000-square-foot space in the spring of 2013.

According to Patricia Benson, AVP for Health, Wellness and Disease Management, the new space allowed Get Healthy Now to expand the geographical reach of its workplace wellness efforts, including membership access to alumni and affiliated university partners and community engagement initiatives and events that are hosted at the facility, such as the American Heart Association Worksite Wellness Symposium.

In the three years since the move, the Wellness Center has hit its projected milestones, both in terms of membership and overall utilization rates.

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