UofSC to implement new faculty and staff wellness program

A kick-off for Gamecocks LiveWell, the new comprehensive worksite wellness program for UofSC faculty and staff, will be Wednesday, April 29.

The kick-off will feature a celebratory walk in conjunction with BlueCross BlueShield’s annual National Walk@Lunch Day. To accommodate faculty and staff across our expansive university, walk routes have been arranged for different sites led by a member of USC leadership, including:

  • Columbia campus with First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides. Walking route starts at Greene Street in front of the Russell House at 11:30 a.m. The  first 100 walkers will receive t-shirts, beginning at 11:15 a.m.
  • School of Medicine campus with Dr. Les Hall, Executive Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. Walking route starts in front of building three on the School of Medicine campus at 11:30 a.m.
  • Palmetto Health campuses with Drs. Eric and Rachel Brown at Palmetto Health Richland campus, Dr. Mark Mayson at Palmetto Health Baptist campus and Dr. Jennifer Risinger at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge campus. Walking routes for Palmetto Health will be communicated in an email to those employees. All of the Palmetto Health campuses will begin their walks at noon.

Each walk will begin promptly with an initial opening statement from the leader. All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the walk.

In the event of rain, alternate plans will be announced online.

The Gamecocks LiveWell program was developed to create a worksite community where all faculty and staff live well, work well and thrive. The program, developed in support of the Healthy Carolina initiative, aims to improve the health status and quality of life for all faculty and staff while helping combat the long-term rate of health-related cost increases.

Gamecocks LiveWell includes specific programs, services, initiatives and benefits that support healthy lifestyles, idenfity and help reduce risk for disease, help manage chronic and disabling conditions and encourage an overall healthy community.

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