PCC Cuts Ribbon on New On-Campus Wellness Clinic
WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College held an open house Jan. 28 to introduce employees to a new Wellness Clinic available to them on campus.
Located in the Vernon E. White Building, the clinic is being offered through Vidant Health and will be staffed by a registered nurse every other Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services are free, confidential and available to all PCC employees.
PCC Vice President of Human Resources Ina Rawlinson says the clinic is part of the college’s commitment to workplace wellness. She says it’s important to invest in employees and let them know administrators care about their health and well-being.
“We want healthy, happy employees and productive employees,” she said.
Jenny Younce, a registered nurse with Vidant Health, will provide the clinic’s services, which include health coaching, wellness education, and tobacco cessation guidance. She will also perform biometric screenings, including BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose checks, to establish baselines for employees who commit to healthier living.
“Employees serve others and work together better when they have a greater sense of well-being and live a healthier lifestyle,” Younce said.
Eating healthier and becoming more physically active, Younce says, require a change in lifestyle to be successful. She stressed that individuals who want to make that change should get clearance from a physician before altering their diet and exercise regimen, particularly those being treated for chronic health conditions, such as diabetes.
“… Small changes can make big results,” Younce said, adding that one of her goals will be to help PCC employees set wellness goals that are S.M.A.R.T. — Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic and Time-Based.