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  • BRG Fit! Employee Wellness Biometric Screenings


    In FY12, Staff members employed as of December 31, 2011 will be eligible to receive a $250 (full-time) or $125 (part time) wellness gift card incentive. The first step to getting the gift card incentive is to have a biometric screening. The biometric screening will check: weight and body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose and waist circumference.

    Remember - completing your biometric screening is just the first step! Next, go to
    http://www.brgfit.org/ to activate your online account using the step-by-step instructions you'll be given when you complete your biometric screening.

    Employee Health will hold biometric screenings from January - March 2012.
    Click here or view the list below for dates and locations of the biometric screenings in 2012.

    Mid City - Employee Wellness Center, 2nd Floor
    Wednesday, January 4              3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 10                  8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday, January 19                 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 24                  8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 1             3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 7                  8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday, February 16               11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 21                8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Thursday, March 1                     11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 6                      8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 7                 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 20                    8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday, March 29                   11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Bluebonnet - Conference Room 2

    Thursday, January 5                  8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, January 11             3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 17                  8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Conference Room 1

    Thursday, January 26                 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 31                  8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 8             3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 14                8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday, February 23               11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 28                8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 13                    8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 14               3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Thursday, March 22                   11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 27                    8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    For questions about screening dates, please contact the BRG Fit! Employee Hotline at extension 4816

    For more information, please contact Employee Health:

    Employee Health - Mid City (Located in Human Resources)
    Open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Open late the first Wednesday of each month, from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    (225) 381-6811

    Employee Health - Bluebonnet (Located in the Picardy Plaza)
    Open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Open late the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    (225) 237-1608

     

    BRG Fit! Wellness Committee Employee Exercise Preferences Survey

    BRG Fit! Wellness Committee is committed to improving the health of BRG Employees and offering preferred exercise opportunities on campus. In order to determine which exercise classes and activities are of interest to Employees, the BRG Fit! Wellness Committee asks Staff to please take a moment to answer a brief online survey. The responses will help the Wellness Committee determine how to better meet the health and fitness needs of BRG Staff. Click here to take the survey.

     

    BRG Fit! Employee Gym & Wellness Center now open

    The BRG Fit! Employee Gym and Wellness center is now open - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for Employees, volunteers and medical staff. 

    Any Employee with an ID badge and swipe access can use the gym and will have full access to the equipment.

    The BRG Fit! Employee Gym and Wellness Center was funded by the 2010 You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program to provide an exercise opportunity for Employees at Mid City who aren't able to attend classes offered at the Bluebonnet Plaza. This is just one of several projects that were chosen by a committee comprised of frontline Employees and You, Me & BRG supporters. Click here to read more about the You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program and to learn more about the 2010 You, Me & BRG Internal Grant recipients.  

    The Employee Gym features health club quality treadmills, an elliptical, bikes and free weights. It is located right in front of the Operating Room on the second floor of our Mid City hospital.

    Click here for more information about the Employee Gym and here for current physical activity guidelines for adults. 
    BRG Fit! employee gym & wellness center opening friday, september 9!

    The BRG Fit! Employee Gym and Wellness Center at Mid City is opening this Friday, September 9, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for employees, volunteers and medical staff.

    In order to gain access to the gym, Employees will need to download and complete this waiver and send it to Human Resources at Mid City. Additional copies of the waiver are available in Human Resources at both Mid City and Bluebonnet and can be requested by calling 381-6464 (HR - Mid City) or 237-1573 (HR - Bluebonnet).

    The BRG Fit! Employee Gym and Wellness Center was funded by the 2010 You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program to provide an exercise opportunity for Employees at Mid City who aren't able to attend classes offered at the Bluebonnet Plaza. This is just one of several projects that were chosen by a committee comprised of frontline Employees and You, Me & BRG supporters. Click here to read more about the You, Me & BRG Employee Giving Program and to learn more about the 2010 You, Me & BRG Internal Grant recipients.

    The Employee Gym features health club quality treadmills, an elliptical, bikes and free weights. It is located right in front of the Operating Room on the second floor of our Mid City hospital.

    Stay tuned - an open house will be held next week for all employees, volunteers and medical staff to come and check out the new BRG Fit! Employee Gym and Wellness Center.

    Please click here to download the waiver. Click here for more information about the Employee Gym and here for current physical activity guidelines for adults.


    Employee Health Department Changes 

    In an effort to provide better service to Baton Rouge General Employees, the following changes have recently been implemented in the Employee Health Department:

    New Office Hours for Employee Health
    The Employee Health Department has standardized its hours of operation at both the Mid City and Bluebonnet campuses.

    New Office hours at Mid City and Bluebonnet are:
    Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (with no lunch closure)

    Additionally, beginning in July, Employee Health will also offer extended office hours:

    Mid City
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - First Wednesday of every month

    Bluebonnet
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Second Wednesday of every month

    Relocation of Employee Health at Mid City
    The Employee Health Department at Mid City has moved and is now located on the first floor in the Human Resources Department.

    Respiratory Fit Testing
    Beginning immediately, the Employee Health Department will offer Respiratory Fit Testing every Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at both the Mid City and Bluebonnet campuses.


    GHS Health plan Members: fREE cHILDREN'S vISION sCREENING dURING mONTH OF mARCH 

    March is "Eye Wellness Month" and throughout the month, GHS health plan members can bring their dependents (ages 4-12) to the Employee and Family Clinic for a free vision screening. Free vision screenings will be offered every Wednesday during the month of March from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary but Employees should give 24 hours advanced notice by calling the Employee and Family Clinic at 225-381-6603.  The Employee and Family Clinic is located in the Family Health Center (FHC) at 3801 North Boulevard near the Mid City campus.