Walking winners

Several of the first place team members posed with Regional One Health President and CEO Dr. Reginald Coopwood at the awards celebration. Pictured left to right: Deborah Rooks, Ashley Brown, Patricia Hall, Sheena Jackson, Carolyn Barlow, Dr. Coopwood and Patty Gursky.

The Health and Wellness Program at Regional One Health provides employees with many opportunities throughout the year to increase their physical activity and learn healthy habits. Taking part in employee health screenings, health fairs and wellness classes, Regional One Health employees are focusing on health and wellness.

The Coopwood Walking Challenge, named for Regional One Health President and CEO Dr. Reginald Coopwood, has become a favorite annual event allowing employees to step up their physical activity through friendly competition. This year’s third annual Coopwood Walking Challenge included 780 participants on 65 teams. The walkers wore pedometers and logged steps from November 3 to December 14. Challenge participants walked 123,991,240 steps, which is equivalent to 58,707 miles!

The winning team completed the challenge with more than nine million steps, beating last year’s first place team total by more than one million steps.