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Your Pictures: Olmsted Medical Center Wellness Fair

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Healthy care-givers provide better health care, so to help Olmsted Medical Center's 1,100 care-givers better "walk the talk" with more than 70,000 patients a year, OMC's Employee Wellness team hosted the first organization-wide health and benefits fair on Oct. 26, 2011, for employees and their spouses and dependents. Employee health nurse Kasey Drake, left, and occupational medicine medical assistant Sue Nelson welcome people to the fair.

Healthy care-givers provide better health care, so to help Olmsted Medical Center's 1,100 care-givers better "walk the talk" with more than 70,000 patients a year, OMC's Employee Wellness team hosted the first organization-wide health and benefits fair on Oct. 26, 2011, for employees and their spouses and dependents. The wellness fair was at the hospital annex, behind the main hospital building at 1650 Fourth St. S.E. in Rochester.

There were more than 20 interactive booths, healthy snacks and prizes. OMC patient educators provided information about health-risk indicators, such as blood pressure, lipids and body mass index. Representatives from OMC's Employee Assistance Program, OMC's health insurance provider MMSI and financial planners were available. And flu shots, which are required for OMC care-givers this year, were available to employees.

Olmsted Medical Center, a not-for-profit organization, has provided health care in southeastern Minnesota since 1949. Its 144 clinicians and more than 1,000 health care professionals serve at 16 locations, including a multi-specialty clinic, a 61-bed Level IV trauma hospital with walk-in urgent care and 24-hour emergency room, two FastCare retail clinics in Rochester Shopko stores, and 10 community branch clinics.

Employee health nurse Kasey Drake, left, and occupational medicine medical assistant Sue Nelson welcome people to the fair.

Pain management anesthesia tech Michele Schultz, left, visits the Center for Weight Loss & Wellness booth staffed by educator Michelle Luckadoo.

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Abby Shaver, left, and Ashley Wobbe, from the Minnesota School of Business, provide complimentary back massages.

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