Davis Regional employees embrace weight-loss challenge

Posted at 9:54 PM on Mar 19, 2019

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Special to SVLfreenews.com

Davis Regional Medical Center kicked off the new year with a weight-loss challenge for its staff. Led by Melissa McKinney, Davis Regional employee health nurse, and Dietitian Michele Privott, the challenge began January 15 and concluded earlier this month.

During the challenge, employees were invited to a private weigh-in every week. In addition, special programs led by experts from the hospital’s food and nutrition, physical therapy, and behavioral health departments addressed issues such as exercise, fad diets, stress management and healthy food choices.

To make it equitable, the challenge was based on the percentage of weight loss over from Jauary 15 to the end of the challenge. More than 25 employees participated in the challenge.

The winner was Cedric Moore, Sherry Underwood was second, and Starr Burgess finished in third place.

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About Davis Regional Medical Center

Founded in 1920, Davis Regional is a 144-bed, acute care hospital serving Statesville and the surrounding counties. Located at I-40, Exit 154 in Statesville, NC, Davis Regional offers a wide range of health care services, with more than 300 physicians on staff in a variety of specialty areas. Learn more at www.DavisRegional.com

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