Regional West Employees to Participate in National Walk at Lunch Day
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – Regional West’s Wellness Team is encouraging community members to take time out to walk on their lunch break during National Walk at Lunch Day, Wednesday, April 25. Regional West employees will join people from across the nation by walking together to encourage wellness.
Development of the Medical Center’s Walkable Campus Initiative is part of Nebraska’s statewide Walkable Communities initiative called “Step and Repeat.” Regional West partnered with the Panhandle Public Health District and Panhandle Worksite Wellness Coalition to map and calculate distances for the walking routes to encourage employees, visitors, and the community to walk regularly on Regional West campuses.
The Walkable Campus project includes routes at Regional West’s main campus, St. Mary campus, and The Village at Regional West. The routes are marked by “Step and Repeat” signs at the starting point of each trail. They vary from less than a mile to half a mile. Walking paths can be viewed at rwhs.org under the Visitors tab.
“Promoting better health and well-being is our mission at Regional West and even a short walk can be a stress-reducing, refreshing activity. National Walk at Lunch Day is a great way to help us remember to be intentional about our wellness and doing so doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming,” said Executive Director of Ancillary Services, Craig Krentz.
The journey to a happier and healthier “good life” begins with one step. Walking is the single most powerful thing you can do for yourself. It’s also a great way to spend time with the people you care about – to connect, share what’s going on in your life, and create memories. Getting started is simple. Just Step and Repeat.
Regional West encourages all employees and area residents to make walking part of their daily exercise program and to use the Step and Repeat routes at all three campuses.
Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 providers, and over 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.