Posts Tagged ‘wellness’

Peavey’s wellness program honored after workers drop 1,000 pounds

MERIDIAN — HR Professionals Magazine has named Meridian-based Peavey Electronics a “Mississippi Corporate Role Model” for the company’s health program. Implemented in 2013, Peavey Wellness is an employee wellness program led by Peavey Corporate Health Director Karin Roberts. The initiative has yielded positive results, as the company as a whole has lost a combined 1,000 […] [...]

Foundation’s grant to MSU to fund free health/fitness program

STARKVILLE — With a second-year grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Mississippi State University is providing a free comprehensive health and fitness program for the entire campus community and beyond. The program also will measure and monitor participants’ progress as part of a pre- and post-program assessment. The $250,000 award […] [...]

After hearing, supervisors vote for loan for new park

MADISON COUNTY — Supports say a new 60-acre park in rural, northern Madison County will provide needed ball fields and walking trails while bringing in new area businesses to stimulate the local economy. Opponents, however, say they’re concerned about the cost to taxpayers, rural safety and flooding. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Board of Supervisors says […] [...]

Employee wellness program partners with UMMC

RIDGELAND — The employee health program WellnessPlus has formed a partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). UMMC will develop and review medical and health-related information that will be available online to the employees of WellnessPlus client companies. Bill Ray, WellnessPlus CEO, said, “UMMC physicians will serve as a medical advisory board to […] [...]

OSHA cites manufacturer after two workers are killed

PASCAGOULA — Mississippi Phosphates Corp. has been cited by the government for 40 safety and health violations following the deaths of two workers in separate incidents at the company’s Pascagoula plant. Occupational Safety and Health Administration say in a news release it has proposed penalties of $165,900. The company has 10 days to appeal. On […] [...]

County first to offer ‘Exercise is Medicine’ program

RANKIN COUNTY — A new exercise and education program coordinated by the American College of Sports Medicine is starting up in Rankin County. The Clarion-Ledger reports Mississippi is the first state in the Exercise is Medicine Network, which strives to make exercise a standard part of disease prevention and treatment. The network’s adviser, Phil Trotter, […] [...]

Judge to decide if Snopek missed deadline with St. Dominic lawsuit

MADISON — A judge says he will decide this week whether a former professional baseball player missed a three-year deadline to file a lawsuit against St. Dominic Health Services in a legal dispute over a Madison athletic facility project. The Clarion-Ledger reports today if Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan rules the statute of limitation […] [...]

Spurs nearly complete connecting trail with city’s downtown

HATTIESBURG — The pieces that will link downtown Hattiesburg and the Longleaf Trace finally are falling into place. The spurs that eventually will connect Kamper Park/Hattiesburg Zoo and the Hattiesburg Train Depot to the spear of the Trace nearly are complete. Construction on the main bike path-walkway that will run from just west of U.S. […] [...]

City to reject aquatic center bids; all exceeded budget by more than $1M

TUPELO — The city will reject bids from companies hoping to build Tupelo’s new indoor aquatic center because all exceeded budget by at least $1.4 million. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports six companies submitted bids for the project, which will put a 45,000-square-foot complex at Veterans Park. Bids ranged from $13.4 million to $15.2 […] [...]

Viking Range opening clinic for workers, dependents

GREENWOOD — Viking Range Corporation has unveiled plans for the Viking Health and Wellness Center, which will provide health and wellness services for Viking employees and their covered dependents on the Viking health plan. The health clinic will be in downtown Greenwood in a building owned by Viking and will be managed by Mississippi-based Medical Analysis, […] [...]

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