MUSC Level 1 Trauma Center and Safe Kids are looking for MUSC Safety
Families. Injury impacts everyone and MUSC is working to make the
community safer by demonstrating examples provided by employees.
Examples of safety topics are:
- Child passenger safety-car seats and booster
- Pregnant women wearing a seatbelt
- Teen and adult drivers with seatbelts in all
areas of the car
- Passengers on bikes, motorcycles, ATV’s,
scooters, and skateboards wearing helmets
- Pedestrians walking on crosswalks or wearing
The Trauma Center is looking for MUSC families to serve as a model for
safety, illustrating the best safety practices. Pictures selected may
be used for brochures, health fairs, and educational forums. Employees
are asked to submit photos to Stephanie Power at Powe@musc.edu. The
last day of submission will be Feb. 18. Participants will be asked to
sign a waiver of permission to use photos for educational programs.
- Boaters and swimmers wearing a life- jacket
The MUSC Weight Management Center has been providing weight management
programs for more than 35 years. The staff at weight management
consists of registered dietitians, exercise physiologists,
psychologists, physicians, and nursing staff; the most comprehensive
weight management staff in the area.
“We offer a full range of lifestyle change programs—either individual-
or group-based—for patients of all weight loss needs; whether they have
a little or a lot to lose,” said Josh Brown, Ph.D., clinical
psychologist. “Regardless of the program, we place strong emphasis on
helping people make the lifestyle changes that are important for
Staff from the Weight Management Center will be at the Wellness
Wednesday booth at Ashley River Tower from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9.
Come have your body mass index calculated, your body composition
measured, and talk with the staff about the range of programs offered.
Discounts and payroll deduction are offered to MUSC/MUHA/UMA employees
and their spouses, and if you have Medical Spending, Health Savings, or
Flexible Spending Accounts, you can use those to pay for the programs.
For information, call 792-2273, e-mail WMC@musc.edu or visit http://www.MUSChealth.com/weight.
Employee Wellness events
- Chair massages: Free massages are offered to
employees on Tuesday nights and midday Wednesdays. Look for broadcast
messages for locations. q MUSC employee fitness series: A free Pilates
class will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Feb. 8 at the MUSC
Wellness Center. Participants will also receive a free one-day pass to
the Wellness Center. E-mail barneslr@musc. edu to register.
- Discounted state park annual passes: Ranger
John Phelps from Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site will be
located in the Children’s Hospital lobby for Wellness Wednesday from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 selling park passes to employees at a 20 percent
discount. Visit http://www.charlestowne.org/.
- Mobile mammograms: The Hollings Cancer Center
Mobile Van will be conducting mammograms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16
next to the Basic Sciences Building loading dock, behind the College of
Dental Medicine. Call 792- 0878 to schedule an appointment.
- Worksite screening: The next screening will be
held Feb.17 in room 322, College of Nursing. The screening is $15 with
the State Health Plan and advanced payment is required. Register at http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/
Contact Susan Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to become involved in
employee wellness at MUSC. Events, speakers, classes, or any other
ideas are welcome.
Friday, Feb. 4,