Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) July 24, 2013
Oakwood nurse Trina Miller, 47, of Grosse Ile and six of her nursing colleagues have been on a year-long weight loss mission to transform their lives and improve their overall health and wellness – on center stage – on national television. Last night’s episode of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss with host Chris Powell featured “Team Trina” on their quest to become healthier and stronger for themselves, their families and the patients they care for on a daily basis.
“Nursing is one of the most respected and trusted professions in the country,” said Barb Medvec, senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Oakwood Healthcare. “It is also one in which we put the needs of patients, colleagues and families ahead of our own. I am proud of the accomplishments that Team Trina has achieved over the past year and their continuing commitment to inspire others to live well.”
Miller was joined by six other Oakwood Healthcare colleagues:
Jamie Fineran, RN, 36, of Westland
Ebony Gibson, RN, 39, of Romulus
Lisa Rigney, RN, 47, of Southgate
Kristin Quint, RN, 32, of Garden City
Victoria Schell, RN, 53, of Ypsilanti
Wynema Timmons, LPN, 56, of Southgate
The team’s success was a result of personal motivation, team support, improved nutrition, frequent exercise and the many services provided by Oakwood’s employee health and wellness program.
“While the Extreme Weight Loss program provided inspiration for these remarkable nurses, Oakwood’s workplace wellness program provided them vital support,” said Brian Connolly, president and CEO, Oakwood Healthcare. “For these nurses to have lost the amount of weight they lost and to have undergone these dramatic changes in their lifestyle – they’re incredible. Even more importantly, they are great role models for all of us including their patients. They give us hope that if they can do it, we can do it a
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