The Wellness Center is nearing completion of an expansion project that has lengthened the building on both the north and south ends, bringing much-needed patient care space for additional exam rooms, a larger physical therapy room and well-being services. Visitors at the main entrance will notice updated furniture, a paint refresh and new carpeting/flooring, as well as an expanded pharmacy that includes a large over-the-counter retail space with a separate waiting area for customers and additional consultation rooms. The building maintains its original main entrance and drive-thru window.
The physical therapy area was updated with additional patient care space as well as access to more equipment and offices for staff.
A new well-being resources service area includes a separate waiting area and room for wellness coaches and emotional well-being professionals.
“The newly expanded Wellness Center will provide even more opportunities for faculty, staff and their families to improve their overall health and well-being,” said Denise Murphy, senior director of compensation and benefits in Human Resources.
When the Wellness Center opened in 2012, it was the first medical facility of its kind on a university campus. It provides a full suite of health services to faculty, staff and their eligible dependents. The center is managed by Premise Health.
“My thanks to Premise Health for their partnership through the years and for a steadfast commitment to advancing enhanced health and wellness services to our campus community,” said Heather Christophersen, vice president for human resources.
The Wellness Center celebrated the expansion completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 30.