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Falling into Rhythm Continues Through November 19th

How to Complete the Challenge: Track your daily activity minutes in your N Good Health account. The daily goal is 30 minutes of physical activity for 20 out of the 28 days of the challenge. Whether you are a walker, runner, weight lifter, participate in yoga, etc…this challenge really is for everyone!

Weekly prize drawings: Five participants who record 30 minutes of activity 5 out of 7 days each week will randomly win $25 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

GRAND PRIZE: Five participants who reached the 30 minutes of physical activity for 20 out of the 28 days of the challenge will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to randomly win $50 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

Can I receive 2023 N Good Health program points? Yes, recording 30 minutes of activity for at least 20 days of the challenge, you’ll be rewarded with 25 points towards your 2023 N Good Health rewards.

Congratulations to the July 15th Prize Drawing Winners!

Anyone who completed their N Good Health physical by July 15th was entered into the second 2023 N Good Health prize drawings. Two participants won free medical insurance, four participants won $500 to redeem in the rewards mall, two participants won $250 to redeem in the rewards mall and one participant won a Bike to Beat Cancer 5 mile ride for four.

These winners were randomly selected out of about 5,200 participants who completed their N Good Health physical before Friday, July 15th.

2024 Free Medical Insurance winners:

  • Becky Lindsey, Pathology System Support
  • Barbara Hines, Coord, Access Center

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

  • Dana Clark, PCA/Unit Coordinator
  • Kelly Skaggs, RN, Post Anesthesia Care
  • Gregory Bell, RN Navigator
  • Maressa Randolph, Assistant Nurse Manager

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

  • Bridgit Russell, Non-Invasive CV Technician
  • Matthew Sims, RN ICU/OHU

Bike to Beat Cancer – 5 Mile ride for four

  • Elizabeth Mattingly, Receptionist NCMA Hurstbourne

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!

Don’t miss out on the next big opportunity!
Complete your N Good Health physical by September 15th to be entered to win free medical insurance for 2024, money to spend in the N Good Health rewards mall or win tickets to the Festival of Trees and Lights.

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.

Think About Your Drink

Join N Good Health July 31 – August 27 for a water drinking challenge: Think About Your Drink

Learn about the health benefits of proper hydration, tips and tricks to staying hydrated. Registration will open up July 17th and close on August 6th.

Track your daily water intake in ounces in your N Good Health account or on the Navigate wellbeing app. The goal is to drink 32 ounces of water a day. This isn’t a challenge to see who can drink the most water, please consult your provider if you have questions on how much water is right for you.

Weekly prize drawings: Five participants who record their water consumption of 32 oz. 5 out of 7 days each week will be enter to win $25 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

GRAND PRIZE: Five participants who record their water consumption of 32 oz. 20 out of 28 days will be entered to win a new activity tracker.

Can I receive 2023 N Good Health program points?

Yes. Track and record your water consumption for at least 20 out of the 28 days, you’ll be awarded with 25 points towards your 2023 N Good Health rewards.

N Good Health Programs Make a Life Changing Impact

James Valentine works in environmental services at Norton Women and Children. A couple of years ago he found himself in an unhealthy rut. He turned to food as a way for him to deal with depression. Fast food and soda made up a large percentage of his diet and he was not physically active. To add to this, he didn’t have any motivation to make improvements. As a result of his unhealthy lifestyle, his blood pressure was high, blood sugar was in the pre-diabetic range and he was 30+ pounds overweight.  He thought he would feel better if his unhealthy choices would lead to a cardiac event and end his life. 

Unexpectedly, James lost his daily ride to work. His only option was to walk 2 miles to NWCH . During these walks to work, he was experiencing shortness of breath, he repeatedly needed to take breaks.  This was exhausting and he became tired of being tired.  Around this same time, he was invited to a bible study group where he began a relationship with Jesus Christ and found fellowship with other people. He learned that his purpose and reason for living was Jesus Christ.

One day at work he heard about Omada, an N Good Health program that offered resources that would provide more energy, weight loss support and education on managing blood sugar.  Now that his reason to live was to grow his relationship with Jesus and to help others, he signed up for the program and was impressed with the coaches and the tools the program offered.  The communications from the program were helpful plus the mobile app and included blood pressure cuff offered tracking and the ability for the coaches to provide feedback.  With their guidance he reduced his sodium and sugar intake (bye bye soda!), began drinking more water and eating better. 

James said it was hard to break out of his routine but it paid off when he saw the results of his efforts at his last N Good Health physical.  He has surpassed his goal weight and improved his biometrics!   Next, he wants to start toning up with strength training and he feels terrific with plenty of energy!  He raves about the support of the Omada coaches but gives all the glory of his health to Jesus.

For more information about Omada for chronic condition care, please visit NGoodHealth.com.

The Smoothie Bike is Going Back on Tour

Pedal for a Purpose! The Smoothie Bike is going back on tour this summer to raise money for Bike to Beat Cancer, benefiting Norton Cancer Institute.

The Smoothie Bike will make the following stops, 11am-1pm:

  • Monday, July 10: Norton Healthcare Pavilion, Patio (extreme heat or rain site: cafeteria)
  • Tuesday, July 11: Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Patio (extreme heat or rain site: cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, July 12: Norton Women and Children’s, Atrium next to cafeteria
  • Thursday, July 13: Norton Audubon Hospital, Cafeteria
  • Friday, July 14: Norton Children’s Hospital, Lobby

How it works

Each participant who rides the Smoothie Bike for at least two minutes will be treated to a free, fresh smoothie, and N Good Health will donate $5 to Bike to Beat Cancer on your behalf. Don’t want to ride? Donate $5 to the cause and receive a smoothie.

We hope to see you riding!

May is Celiac Awareness Month!

May is Celiac Awareness Month! We’re tackling the stigma and misinformation that surrounds celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. This month, take some time to educate those in your life about the disease, support the cause, or just enjoy some delicious, gluten-free food.

Celiac Disease: Fast Facts

  • Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and inhibits with the absorption of nutrients from food.
  • An estimated 1 in 100 people Americans, or about 1% of the population, has celiac disease.
  • It is estimated that up to 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.
  • Celiac disease can affect men and women of all ages and races.
  • Celiac disease can lead to a number of other disorders including infertility, reduced bone density, neurological disorders, some cancers, and other autoimmune diseases.
  • Up to 6% of Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
  • Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet. There are not any pills or therapies available.

Gluten-free diet:

Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together. Gluten can be found in many types of foods and drinks, even ones that would not be expected.

Those who are gluten-free can still enjoy a healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, beans, legumes and most dairy products; these ingredients are naturally gluten-free. More and more gluten-free products are becoming available on the market to replace goods made with flour like gluten-free pasta, doughnuts, broths, cereals and cookies.  

Transitioning to a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to get you through it! With the right resources and a bit of time, most people find it gets easier to manage.

Check out the links below to learn about celiac disease and following a glute-free diet.

We’re giving you another shot. There is still time to win big in 2023!

If you haven’t done so already, complete your N Good Health physical before Thursday, June 15th for your chance to win free health insurance for 2024. You can also get entered to win $500 or $250 to spend in the N Good Health rewards mall. There is a free registration for the Bike to Beat Cancer Family Ride up for grabs as well. Two people will win free health insurance for 2024, four winners will be chosen for $500, two winners will be chosen for $250 to spend in the N Good Health rewards mall points. One lucky winner will get to take their family on a bike ride to help raise money for Norton Cancer Institute.

Schedule your N Good Health Physical
If you have a Norton Healthcare primary care provider, you can use MyNortonChart to schedule your N Good Health physical. Simply click on “Schedule an appointment with your physician” and select “N Good Health.” 

Need to complete your N Good Health physical but don’t have a primary care provider?
N Good Health participants who don’t have a Norton Healthcare primary care provider or simply need further after-hours or weekend options for scheduling can visit NortonHealthcare.com/PromptCare​ to schedule online for any Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens location. Or, you can call (502) 629-1234, option 3, to make an appointment. Be sure to say you are scheduling your “N Good Health physical” when making your appointment.  

Questions? Contact N Good Health at (502) 629-2162 or submit a service request on Nsite by selecting N Good Health under Departments and clicking on the “Contact Us” button. 

If it is unreasonably difficult or inadvisable due to a medical condition for you to complete the program activities to earn a financial incentive, you may complete a medical exclusion form in order to qualify for them. Call N Good Health at (502) 629-2162 for the form or answers to any questions.

All About That Pace

When you exercise, the right pace is important. Too slow and you won’t see results, too fast and you’ll burn out before you reach your goals. That’s why this group challenge eases you into exercise with weekly step count goals that escalate as the challenge continues. Join and have fun with your teammates as you learn to step more, stay motivated, and feel better.

How to complete the challenge: Track the minimum requirement of steps for that week for 3 of the 7 days, every week for 6 weeks. Note: if you have a device or app synced to the platform, it will automatically record your steps.

Week 1: 5,000 steps a day

Week 2: 6,000 steps a day

Week 3: 7,000 steps a day

Week 4: 8,000 steps a day

Week 5: 9,000 steps a day

Week 6: 10,000 steps a day

Each week the challenge begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. Last day to record: July 19

Weekly prize drawings: Five participants who reach the daily step goal of 3 out of 7 days each week will randomly win $25 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

GRAND PRIZE: Five participants who reach the daily step goal for at least 3 out of 7 days each week of the 6-week challenge will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to randomly $50 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

Can I receive 2023 N Good Health program points? Yes, reaching the daily step goal 3 out of 7 days each week of the 6-week challenge, you’ll be awarded with 25 points towards your 2023 N Good Health program activities.

Congratulations to the March 15th Prize Drawing Winners!

Anyone who completed their N Good Health physical by March 15th was entered into the first of three 2024 N Good Health prize drawings. Three participants won free medical insurance, one participant won an Extra Flex Day, 5 participants won $500 to redeem in the rewards mall, 10 participants won $250 to redeem in the rewards mall and four-won Pick-A-Prize to Tickets on the Town.

These winners were randomly selected out of about 2,200 participants who completed their N Good Health physical before Wednesday, March 15th.

2024 Free Medical Insurance winners:

  • Wendy Eklund, receptionist, Norton Children’s Medical Group – Elizabethtown
  • Lisa Smith, medical assistant, Norton Community Medical Associates – Barret
  • Christopher Wathen, Maintenance Mechanic, Norton Women and Children’s Hospital

Extra Flex Time Day:

  • Michelle Hershey, Receptionist, Norton Heart Specialists

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

  • Tara O’Donnell, Norton Community Medical Associates – LaGrange
  • Kimberly Murphy, Medical Assistant, Norton Community Medical Associates-Pleasure Ridge Park
  • Nancy Borden, Coordinator, Access Center
  • Rachel Thompson, Assistant Manager, ICC-Mt Washington
  • Sharon Perdue, Receptionist-ICC, Norton Community Medical Associates- Audubon

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

  • Steven Brainer, Security Officer, Norton Women and Children’s Hospital
  • Chanda Samuels, Coordinator, Patient Registration
  • Christy Wood, Medical Assistant, Norton Community Medical Associates-Middletown
  • Tresa Horlander, RN, Pre-Op/Post-Op, Norton Brownsboro
  • James Overstreet, Emergency Medical Tech, Transport Services
  • Kaalyn Moore, scheduler, Centralized Scheduling
  • Albert Barger, Receptionist, Occupational Medicine
  • Chelsea Padlo, PCA/Unit Coordinator, PAV 4 Giles
  • Justin Ross, Assistant Nurse Manager, Norton Brownsboro Hospital
  • Rachel Dawson, Child Life Therapist, Child Life

Pick-A-Prize

  • Megan McPhillips, RN Navigator, Norton Surgery Associates Breast Health
  • Heidi Stevens, RN, Infusion Center
  • Amy Key, Special Procedures Tech, Interventional Radiology
  • Kelly Krechowski, Speech & Language Pathologist, Norton Children’s Medical Group-Autism Center

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!

Don’t miss out on the next big opportunity!
Complete your N Good Health physical by June 15th to be entered to win free medical insurance for 2024, money to spend in the N Good Health rewards mall or win a free registration for the Bike to Beat Cancer family ride.

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.

Spring into Shape

Registration Dates: April 3 – April 23

How to Complete the Challenge: Track your daily activity minutes on the portal on through the app. The daily goal is 30 minutes of physical activity for 20 out of the 28 days of the challenge. Whether you are a walker, runner, weight lifter, participate in yoga, etc…this challenge really is for everyone! Each week the challenge begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. Last day to record your activity is May 17, 2023

How is Activity Tracked?
If you have a fitness device or app synced to your N Good Health account, it will automatically record your minutes. If not, you can manually enter your activity using the “Challenges” tab on NGoodHealth.com. You also can record your challenge activity through the Navigate Wellbeing app, which syncs with your N Good Health account for on-the-go wellness support.

Weekly prize drawings: Five participants who record 30 minutes of activity 5 out of 7 days each week will randomly win $25 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

GRAND PRIZE: Five participants who reached the 30 minutes of physical activity for 20 out of the 28 days of the challenge will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to randomly $50 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

Can I receive 2023 N Good Health program points? Yes, recording 30 minutes of activity for at least 20 days of the challenge, you’ll be awarded with 25 points towards your 2023 N Good Health rewards.