Body: Grow At NMC

Purpose: We grow at NMC by embracing our heart, mind and body and
ultimately create wisdom for each other and those we serve.

Core Value: Learning

Thrive is a program that provides and connects employees to activities and support programs which positively affect the wellbeing of the NMC community.

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Physical Activity and Nutrition Lunch and Learn November 9, 2017

The THRIVE Wellness Group will be hosting an educational lunch and learn November 9, 2017 with special guest John Whitmyre, YMCA Health and Wellness Director. Whitmyre will provide education and tips on physical activity such as how to stay active throughout the day, the benefits of stretching, walking, and core exercises, and will share some surprising statistics and survey results of NMC faculty. Whitmyre will also discuss nutrition such as the importance of a healthy diet, statistics, and common myths surrounding nutrition. The lunch and learn will conclude with information on the various programs and services offered by the YMCA and how they benefit health and wellness, the community, and you!


A door prize will be offered for this special event and additional prizes can be earned (come to the lunch and learn to learn more about how!) Please attend to discover how the NMC THRIVE Wellness Group will help you to stay motivated throughout the upcoming holiday season! Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn about the new sustainability program that will encourage all NMC faculty to be accountable for their physical activity and nutrition.

NMHS Better Living Programs Available to NMC Employees!

Did you know that if you are an employee of the Methodist Health System and receive insurance through their plan, you are eligible to participate in their Better Living Programs! Visit: here  to learn more.

The 16 week program includes interactive weekly meetings on nutrition, exercise, stress management, proper sleep habits, and methods for behavioral changes to improve health.  Participants receive activity trackers (FREE) and food journal app (FREE), and have individual appointments with an APRN Weight Loss coach for weigh-in, vital signs, and food/activity journal review.

The next session starts October 16 and concludes February 2. While this is already full, the plan coordinator Brenda Herrod indicates to go ahead and apply!  She will work from the October wait list before opening it up to new enrollees in 2018. The link to apply is here.

The Health System Health and Wellness Blog and Related Resources are available here. Please also see your monthly Employee Connections.


Archived Newsletters

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Monthly Challenge – Sleep
Sleep Induced Food

Monthly Challenge – Walk The NMC Trail
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A Story That Matters

Nebraska Methodist College would like to recognize Sarah Stenger, the NMC 2017 Health Inspiration awardee at the WELLCOM Light of Wellness Dinner. Sarah’s nomination read, “Sarah is instrumental in her role at NMC as she works with all of the potential students coming through the Department of Professional Development. In a large system like Nebraska Methodist Health System, you can imagine how busy her position is! Regardless of her demanding position,   Sarah is a health inspiration.  Not only does she consistently make physical activity a priority by working out at the fitness center, she encourages others to come to work out over their lunch hours.  Sarah shares healthy recipes and brings healthy breakfasts and lunches to work.  She is constantly looking for opportunities to learn more about wellness and brings those ideas to the wellness committee. Prior to joining the NMC team, Sara worked with Blue Cross and Blue Shield as intern on Wellness Programming. Sarah is a frequent participant at WELLCOM events.  She is planning on getting married this April.  Through it all, Sarah inspires those she works with.  Sarah would be a deserving recipient of this award.”

Award Categories

Health Inspiration: Celebrates employees who have been steadfast supporters and active participants in their company’s wellness program. They inspire and serve as role models for others.

Health Transformation: Recognizes employees who now lead healthier lifestyles and have made a significant health transformation as a result of participating in their company’s wellness program.

Leadership: Recognizing business and community leaders for providing encouragement, time and resources to create a healthy workplace for all employees. Recipients are role models for strategically moving the wellness program to a top business priority.  This award is specifically designated for senior level executives.


Please consider who you may nominate for the 2018 award!