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Discovering Complete Wellness

Enroll in the six-week virtual N Good Health program to enjoy holistic well-being support

Being healthy is not just eating healthy or exercising. N Good Health now offers a virtual program designed to take you on a journey to discovering not only how important it is to take care of your complete self but methods to accomplish this!

Discovering Complete Wellness is a six-week, holistic well-being program that encourages participants to take a proactive approach to wellness. Guided by the 8 pillars of wellness, guest speakers will lend their expertise to participants, who will learn how to define and measure wellness in each dimension and how to take action to build wellness-affirming habits and coping strategies. Participants will be introduced to Norton Healthcare resources that are available to support them as they discover complete wellness.

Discovering Complete Wellness

  • Norton Healthcare resources to support well-being
  • A six-week program offered virtually through Zoom
  • Option to enroll for sessions on either Tuesdays (9:00 to 10:00am) or Thursdays (noon to 1:00pm)
  • 150 N Good Health program activity points for program completion
  • Open to all employees plus all spouses insured on a Norton Healthcare medical insurance plan

Registration

Discovering Complete Wellness courses will begin on Feb 20 (Tuesdays) and Feb 22 (Thursdays).  Whichever option you select will become your regularly scheduled day and time for the course. Courses will continue weekly at the allotted time through Mar 29.

Click here to register for Tuesdays (9:00 to 10:00 am)

Click here to register for Thursdays (noon to 1:00pm)

Testimonials

  • It helped to have a reminder that health and wellness isn’t just food and exercise. There are lots of other areas that affect wellness as well  -AngelaB
  • “I am very glad I took this course and will recommend it to other employees.” –SarahP
  • “I thought it was a great program and worth my time.” –TaraM
  • “I was very surprised by the info and insight into this courses- I felt like I thought I had a good grasp of this before, but I learned even more through these classes.” -EricaW
  • “I can’t tell you how glad I am that I enrolled and followed through!”  JudyE

Questions

Contact NGoodHealth@nortonhealthcare.org with any questions on the program.

2024 N Good Health Prize Drawings

More Chances to win than ever before!

Schedule your N Good Health physical today complete your annual N Good Health physical early for a chance to win free medical insurance and other amazing prizes. New this year, N Good Health will hold prize drawings EVERY MONTH from April 15 through Sept. 15. That’s six chances to take home exciting rewards!

Grand prizes offered each month:

  • Free medical insurance for 2025 (one winner each month)
  • $500 to spend in the N Good Health rewards mall (two winners each month)
  • $250 to spend in the N Good Health rewards mall (two winners each month)

Monthly bonus prizes:

  • April 15: 8 hours of FlexTime and local attraction tickets (separate winners)
  • May 15: 8 hours of FlexTime and a hot air balloon ride (separate winners)
  • June 15: Under-desk elliptical machine
  • July 15: Free entry in Bike to Beat Cancer 5-mile ride
  • Aug. 15: Wellness basket
  • Sept. 15: Tickets for the Festival of Tree & Lights

Eligibility
The earlier you complete your N Good Health physical, the more chances you have to win.

  • All Norton Healthcare employees (regardless of insurance coverage) are eligible to participate and win prizes.
  • Any spouse covered on a Norton Healthcare medical insurance plan can win prizes too!

Schedule your N Good Health physical today

Primary care provider – Make an N Good Health physical appointment with your primary care provider by signing in to your Norton MyChart account at NortonHealthcare.com/MyChart or scanning the QR code.

Norton Prompt Care – Make an N Good Health physical appointment at a Norton Prompt Care location by visiting NortonHealthcare.org/PromptCare or scanning the QR code.

Earn 2 points per visit at fitness center partners             

New check in process to earn N Good Health points           

In 2024, there is a new process to earn points for the N Good Health program for partner fitness center check ins (see list below).  Once you enter the fitness facility look for a Norton Healthcare sign with a large QR code on your way to or near the check-in counter.  Use your phone to scan the Norton QR code and follow the prompts to connect to your N Good Health account.   Be sure to scan your membership card as usual for all fitness centers except NWCH fitness room. 

The N Good Health program partners with the fitness centers below to offer Norton Health employees and spouses an opportunity to be active in a safe and secure environment.  For membership options, click the facility name to learn more or reach out to the N Good Health department at (502) 629-2162.

Norton Sports Health Performance and Wellness Center

YMCA of Greater Louisville

Scott County Family YMCA

The Y@Work

Planet Fitness

NWCH Fitness Center

2024 Wellness Fairs: Stayin Alive

N Good Health invites you to boogie through the 2024 Stayin’ Alive wellness fairs. Our team of wellness specialists has your health and wellness in mind!

Partnered vendors will be on-site to help guide you to resources that best meet your needs.

  • Norton Healthcare benefits team
  • Work Force Development
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Norton Sports Health Performance and Wellness Center
  • YMCA/Y at Work
  • Planet Fitness
  • Norton Prevention & Wellness
  • Norton Healthcare Chaplains
  • Norton Health and Church Ministries
  • Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Department
  • Free chair massages courtesy of Louisville Chair Massage
  • And much more …
    Schedule your N Good Health physical while at a wellness fair for a chance to pick a prize! Prizes include an activity tracker, gift cards and other wellness-related gifts.
Thursday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 9 to 11 p.m.
Norton Hospital
Atrium attached to cafeteria
Tuesday, Feb. 20
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 9 to 11 p.m.
Norton Brownsboro Hospital
Conference Centers A and B
Tuesday, Feb. 6
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 9 to 11 p.m.
Norton Audubon Hospital
Community Room
Wednesday, February 21
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Watterson Tower, rolling cart
Thursday, Feb. 8
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
CPA Lab
Conference Room
Thursday, Feb. 22
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Novak Center for Children’s Health
Eighth-floor conference rooms
Tuesday, Feb. 13
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 9 to 11 p.m.
Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Atrium (next to cafeteria)
Thursday, Feb. 29
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Norton Clark Hospital
Cafeteria’s back room
Thursday, Feb. 15
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 9 to 11 p.m.
Norton Children’s Hospital
S. Randolph Scheen Family Conference Center
First floor, Rooms 4 and 5
Earn 10 Program Activity points when you visit
the N Good Health table and scan the QR code!
You must know your N Good Health login in to receive
the points.

Manage Holiday Emotions with Norton Resources

The holidays bring out a mix of emotions. For many, it is a time of comfort, joy and togetherness. But for many others, it can mean stress, anxiety, loneliness and maybe a mental health struggle. Know that your Norton Healthcare family is here to support you through any feelings of self-doubt, stress, anxiety or emotional angst. All employees and their family members have a variety of free mental and emotional health resources to choose from. Mix and match from the below resources and remember, it is OK to ask for help.

Mind-Body Wellness

Coming in January, N Good Health is partnering with Mental Health Lou for a workshop series that covers stress management, emotional balance and the mind-body connection for enhanced mental well-being. ‘Mind-Body Wellness’ will kick off with a Tuesday, Jan. 9 in-person workshop at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. Select one topic or attend all four sessions on Tuesdays through Jan. 30.

  • Learn more about the series by checking out the Mind-Body Wellness flyer.
  • Registration is now open. Scan the QR code below to reserve your spot: 

Free counseling sessions

All employees and their household members are eligible for free counseling sessions through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered through Wayne Corporation. The EAP’s counselors provide confidential, professional counseling; education and referral services; and many more resources.

Counseling can cover a variety of topics, including stress and anxiety, grief, mental health, couples and relationship conflicts, drug and alcohol addiction, family issues, aging relatives, legal and financial matters, and more.

Whatever you need to talk about, don’t hesitate to reach out! You and your household members can take advantage of up to 10 free sessions for each topic you’d like to cover.  

To make an appointment, contact EAP by emailing Wayne Corporation at info@waynecorp.com or by calling (502) 451-8262 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. 

Online wellness workshops

In addition to counseling sessions, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers a wide collection of emotional support resources through WayneCorp.com. We pulled some top-rated holiday-related resources below but check out the site for assessments, webinars, articles and exercises providing wellness support for any time of year.

Considering Suicide?

  • The National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline can be reached 24/7 by calling or texting 988.
  • Chaplains are available 24/7 for staff support. Call (502) 629-8000 and let the operator know you’re calling to speak to a chaplain.
  • Reach out to our Employee Emotional Support Line to speak with a mental health specialist by calling (502) 446-5610. This line is operated by the Norton Behavioral Medicine team and can be reached weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Holiday Grief Support

The Pastoral Care team has compiled an assortment of resources to support anyone who is struggling with grief this holiday season. Explore contacts for grief counseling, book and music recommendations and interactive exercises to develop grief management strategies.

Download here: Holiday Grief Support Resource Booklet

Healthy U

January 22nd to February 18th

N Good Health is proud to announce the first group challenge of 2024: Healthy U! Healthy weight management isn’t about numbers on a scale, it’s about finding the best fit for you. Where do you feel your healthiest and happiest? This 4 week challenge will provide you with tips on sustainable, healthy nutrition and finding your own personal fit.

How do I sign up?

Starting January 8th log into NGoodHealth.com and select the “Enroll” button in the challenges sections.

What is the goal?

The goal is to log your weight each week during the challenge and try to implement the tips that are provided. Week one will be your starting weight, the three weeks following will be based off the weight you enter in the first week.

Can others see my weight?

No, only you can see what you enter into the challenge.

How can I win prizes?

  • Weekly prize drawings: Five participants who log their weight during that week will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to randomly win $25 in the N Good Health rewards mall.
    • Week one: Jan 22 – Jan 28
    • Week two: Jan 29 – Feb 4
    • Week three: Feb 5 – Feb 11
    • Week four: Feb 12 – Feb 18
  • GRAND PRIZE: Five participants who log their weight every week throughout the challenge will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to randomly win a new activity tracker.

Can I receive 2024 N Good Health program points?

Yes, recording your weight each week of the challenge, will award you 28 points towards your 2024 N Good Health Program Activities.

Questions?
Call (502) 629-2162 or submit an email to N Good Health at NGoodHealth@nortonhealthcare.org

Set Yourself FREE from Tobacco Use!

Tobacco smoke has thousands of harmful chemicals that negatively impact your body and those around you.  Quitting tobacco is no easy task but the benefits outweigh the discomfort of setting yourself free from tobacco use.  Whether you use cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes or any other form of tobacco, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that quitting enhances your quality of life and harbors health benefits no matter your age or how long you’ve been smoking/using tobacco.  Below is just a sampling of the ways your body benefits when tobacco use is stopped:

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Cardiovascular System

  • The risk of cardiovascular disease and death related to it is reduced
  • Leads to rapid improvement in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels
  • Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease
  • The risk of disease and death from stroke is reduced

Respiratory System

  • Reduces the risk of developing COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Respiratory symptoms (i.e. cough, sputum production, wheezing) are decreased
  • Respiratory infection (i.e. pneumonia, bronchitis) are reduced

Cancer-Related

  • Quitting smoking/tobacco use reduces the risk of twelve different cancers

Reproductive System

  • Quitting smoking before pregnancy or early in pregnancy reduces the risk for a small-for-gestational-age baby
  • Quitting smoking during pregnancy reduces the risk of delivering a low birth weight baby
  • Quitting smoking early in pregnancy eliminates adverse effects of smoking on fetal growth

To learn more about how your health improves when you quit tobacco use, click here.  One of the most important actions for your health and your loved ones is to stop using tobacco and you are not alone if you are ready to quit. Some resources at Norton Healthcare to help you are:

  • N Good Health tobacco Cessation Workshop
  • Meet with a pharmacist
  • American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking course

How to access these resources can be found here or reach out to the team at N Good Health for guidance by calling (502) 629-2162

Links: 

https://nghcommunities.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/TobaccoCessation-Resources_NGH_12-18-FINAL-2.pdf

https://nghcommunities.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/how-your-body-recovers-after-quitting-smoking.pdf

Apply to be a Wellness Champion Today!

You don’t have to be a runner, a weight lifter or even a perfect model of healthy eating to be a wellness champion at Norton Healthcare. Employees in all departments and from all backgrounds have enjoyed helping others find resources to guide them in their wellness journey. Maintenance, clinical, administrative, technology—it doesn’t matter what kind of work you do, you can be a part of the team.

If you enjoy motivating and connecting with others, you are invited to join the N Good Health wellness champion program. 

What is a wellness champion? 

A wellness champion is someone who motivates employees to participate in health and fitness challenges and the N Good Health wellness program. Champions also advocate healthy habits for our workforce and connect staff with important resources to help them in their wellness journeys.

 How do I apply?

Talk to your manager about becoming a wellness champion. Applications can be found on the N Good Health’s NSite page. You will need your manager’s approval before submitting the application to N Good Health for consideration. More information about the program can be found here.

Need Some Last Minute Points???

Be sure to log into your N Good Health account to see your current level achieved and to be sure everything you’ve completed so far is entered into your account.


Remember the point value you reach by Dec. 1, will lock in your rewards for 2024. You must be covered on a Norton Healthcare medical plan in 2024 to receive the financial incentive. Spouses covered on a Norton Healthcare medical plan are eligible to participate and earn a financial incentive too. They must have a registered N Good Health account and earn program activity points in their account.

Ways to earn points if you haven’t already completed that program activity:

N Good Health physical (100 – 700 points)

The N Good Health physical is worth between 100-700 points depending on your outcome results.

  • If you see a Norton Healthcare provider you can schedule your N Good Health physical through MyNortonChart or call (502) 629-1234, option 3. When scheduling, tell them the appointment is for your N Good Health physical. 
  • Don’t have a Norton Healthcare provider – try a Norton Prompt Care location for your convenience. To see locations and to make an appointment click here or call (502) 446-5555
  • If you see a non-Norton healthcare provider please take the paper provider form to your appointment. You can email the completed form to: ngoodhealth@nortonhealthcare.org

Outcome improvement (150 points) 

Have you made a 10% improvement in one of your outcomes since having your N Good Health physical? If yes, congratulations!  Have your provider complete the appeal form so you can be rewarded.

  • Employee health can provide rechecks on blood pressure, weight, BMI and waist circumference. You must make an appointment by calling (502) 446-2683 and bring an appeal form with you.

Negative Tobacco Test (125 points) 

Tobacco testing is a screening for nicotine in the urine. If you self-report tobacco use, do not complete a tobacco test.

  • Click here to see tobacco testing locations and if an appointment is needed.

Welcome Video (25 points) Go to NGoodHealth.com and click on program activities tab at the top

Well-being Survey (50 points) Go to NGoodHealth.com and click on program activities tab at the top

Preventive Screenings (50 – 150 points)

Earn 50 points each year for each preventive cancer screening you are up to date on. Max. 150 points. Log into you N Good Health account, click on Program Activities to log your screening date and provider’s name.

  • Preventive cancer screenings include:
    • Up-to-date pap smear (women over 21, younger than 65) every 3 years.
    • Up-to-date mammogram (women over 40) every year
    • Up-to-date colorectal screening (men and women over 45, younger than 75) every 3 years for cologuard and every 10 year for colonoscopy.

Preventive Dental Exam (40-80 points) 

Earn 40 points for having a preventive dental screening or cleaning done every 6 months. Max of 80 points/year. Go to NGoodHealth.com and click on program activities tab at the top to log your exam and providers name.

WW (Weight Watchers)(50 points) For more information on how to receive your points, click here.

N Good Health Video Courses (10 points each, max 100 points) 

Learn more about various health and wellness topics by watching a video course. They can be found on NGoodHealth.com by clicking on Challenges, Find a Challenge, Video Courses

Personal Challenges (10 points each, max 100 points) 

Challenge yourself to be healthier by joining your own personal challenge. Go to NGoodHealth.com and click on Challenges, Find a Challenge, Personal Challenges

EAP/Life Balance Assessments (25 points each, max 100 points) 

Create more balance and success in your life. To make an appointment call (502) 451-8262 and have the tracker form completed.

  • Onsite visits will be available at a few Norton facilities. To see locations click here, appointments will be on a first come bases. Participants can have one Life Balance Assessment a year.
  • Counseling session with EAP, time in-between sessions are based off the need of each individual

Great American Smokeout (10 points) 

Celebrate those that have kicked the habit and those working hard to break the habit. Show your support by taking the online pledge on the Nsite or stop by your hospital cafeteria on Thursday, November 16th from 11a.m. – 1 p.m.

Take 3 For Me (3 points each, max 27 points) 

N Good Health has you covered with “Take 3 for Me,” video series offering quick opportunities to pause and reflect on your emotional wellness. Scan the QR code below to access the “Take 3 for Me” videos. Points will be awarded the month following completion of the activity, you must enter you AHSN into the survey. 

Monthly Step Challenge (25 points/month with an avg.7500/day) 

You can earn 25 points monthly simply by tracking your steps!

  • Use the “Tracker” page to enter your daily step total or connect a wearable device to log your steps. You must average 7,500 or more steps per day to earn the points.

Gym partnerships (Check in 8 times in a month and earn 20 points) 

Points are awarded the month following the check-ins. If you are a member to one of these gyms listed below, but don’t see points in your account, please take your Norton badge to the front desk to verify they have you marked as a Norton employee.

  • YMCA/Y@Work
  • Planet Fitness
  • Norton Sports Performance
  • NWCH Fitness Center

Feeling overwhelmed, not sure where to start, or think this is too hard?

It’s our pleasure to support you on your wellness journey. Schedule a virtual 1 on 1 wellness consultation today or if you wish to speak to an N Good Health staff member directly, you may call N Good Health at (502) 629-2162. Remember, a minimum of 200 points can still give you an extra $15 a pay period in 2024, if covered on a Norton Healthcare medical plan.