School of Nursing employees now have a dedicated room in which to exercise and learn healthy habits. The LeVine Wellness Spot on the third floor of Carrington Hall officially opened with a kick-off luncheon and ribbon cutting on January 4.
Gail Johnson, an administrative support associate in the Family Health Faculty Division, had the idea for the Wellness Spot and was able to bring her idea to fruition thanks to funds that remained from a gift to the SON from Melissa LeVine in 2000. LeVine received her BSN from SON in 1977 and her MSN in 1981.
LeVine did not designate the specifics of the gift’s use as long it was applied to faculty and staff wellness. “As advocates of health care and of good health, we cannot ask our patients to do healthy things if we’re not doing it ourselves,” LeVine said. “My long range vision was that as the faculty and staff improve their healthy behaviors and health status it would make them more effective in communicating healthy behaviors with patients and that this would ripple out to the whole state of North Carolina.”
Video: Watch as Gail Johnson talks about activities for the Wellness Spot and Melissa Levine gives somes words of wisdom about exercising.