NGH Communities

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.

Take the Pledge and Support the Great American Smokeout

N Good Health will be participating in The Great American Smokeout, on November 16. Join Norton Healthcare employees as we take a pledge between: Nov. 1 – Nov. 16 in celebrating our tobacco-free campuses. We can also learn and share the benefits of quitting with others.

Click here to pledge

Remember to stop by one of the interactive booths near your hospital cafeteria from 11am-1pm on November 16th for educational materials and to get entered into a raffle to win a wellness goodie bag. 

On November 17th, five employees who pledged on the Nsite will win $25 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

The American Cancer Society warns that cigarette smoking is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States. Furthermore, Kentucky ranks No. 1 in lung cancer deaths. Let’s do something about these staggering facts. Let’s support tobacco-free living and spread the word about why you’ve chosen to be tobacco free!


Support for employees
As a tobacco-free hospital system, Norton Healthcare supports all employees, patients and visitors in becoming healthier. We can support one another by learning about tobacco cessation resources available to anyone working to become a non-tobacco user. To learn more about tobacco cessation programs, visit NGoodHealth.com, click on Tobacco Cessation and choose a resource that best fits your needs, including:

  • N Good Health online workshop
  • Virtual Tobacco Cessation Class with a Pharmacist
  • Freedom from Smoking
  • Free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products at any Norton Pharmacy

Nicotine replacement therapy is also available for employees and spouses/partners through are retail pharmacies when completing a cessation workshop through N Good Health.

Note: Norton Healthcare’s campuses have been tobacco free since 2007. For more information, refer to our Tobacco-free Environment policy in the Policy Library on Nsite.  

Great news! You can still earn more rewards in 2024 by completing program activities by Dec. 13.

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.
You now have until Dec. 13 to 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

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. 

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.

Congratulations to the September 15th Prize Drawing Winners!

Anyone who completed their N Good Health physical by September 15th was entered into the last 2023 N Good Health prize drawing. One participant won free medical insurance, one participant won $500 to redeem in the rewards mall, four participants won $250 to redeem in the rewards mall and one participant won tickets for the Festival of Trees and Lights.

These winners were randomly selected out of about 8,600 participants who completed their N Good Health physical before Friday, September 15th.

2024 Free Medical Insurance winner:

  • Meagan Molestina, APRN for Pediatric Nephrology

$500 to spend in the N Good Health Rewards Mall winner:

  • Marla Davis, Unit Coordinator

$250 to spend in the N Good Health Rewards Mall winners:

  • Anne Carter, RN, Surgery
  • Jaclyn Logan, Invasive Cardiac Specialist
  • Keshia Durr, Medical Assistant
  • Brent Duncan, RN, PACU

Tickets to the Festival of Trees and Lights

  • Vanessa Bodner, RN, I.V. Team

N Good Health’s goal is to help you maintain or improve your health and achieve a realistic work/life balance. Engage in the program all year long to focus on yourself. Whether the focus is nutrition, physical activity, mental well-being or community belonging, a lot of things make up a healthy you!

Remember the final deadline for completing the program to earn financial incentives is December 1st.

Keep in mind that spouses covered on a Norton Healthcare medical plan are eligible to participate- but ALL EMPLOYEESregardless of insurance status- are eligible to participate and win as well.

Spouses can call (502) 629-2162 to obtain their spouse member number. Visit NGoodHealth.com ​and click on “Join Now” to get started.

Enjoy Two Free Weeks at the Y!

Norton Healthcare and the YMCA of Greater Louisville are excited to introduce the new Y @ Work director, Margaret Sexton, and offer free use of any YMCA of Greater Louisville or The Y @ Work facility for two weeks. 

Margaret brings years of experience in the health and wellness industry in a variety of roles and for the last several years she has been a part of the Norton Healthcare family.  She understands the challenges of clinical patient care and the importance of self-care and wellness.  As a personal trainer and group exercise leader, she loves having fun with others while helping them achieve their fitness goals.   She is looking forward to encouraging, challenging and connecting with members.  Stop by The Y @ Work and give her a warm welcome!

From Nov. 1 to Nov. 14 you and your immediate family can utilize any of the 10 YMCA locations in Louisville or Southern Indiana or the Norton Y @ Work to get started on your wellness journey.  The YMCAs offer swim lessons, youth sports, child development programs in addition to the full array of fitness classes and equipment. 

To enjoy your free two weeks, bring your Norton Healthcare employee badge to The Y @ Work or any local YMCA location and check in at the front desk.  Although the Y @ Work facility is 24/7, you will need to schedule a one-time visit or stop in during staffed hours (M/W/F 8am to 5pm or T/Th 9am to 6pm) to gain access to the facility. 

The Y @ Work is located downtown in the Norton Pavilion and is equipped with top notch cardio and strength equipment plus it offers locker rooms, showers and a sauna.  Many group fitness class options are offered throughout the week including Zumba, yoga and total body strength. 

Membership to the Y @ Work is $10 per pay period for Norton Healthcare employees and $5 additional to add on a spouse.  If you are a community-wide YMCA member, your access to the Y @ Work is included in your YMCA membership.

Members and free period visitors can earn 20 N Good Health program activity points each month they check in a minimum of 8 times. 

For details on membership or for more information, please call 629-BFIT (2348).