Wellness Wednesday: Free youth CPR training April 28

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The UNMC Youth Learning Center will hold a free class on cardiopulmonary resuscitation training (CPR) on Sunday, April 28. The class is open to youths between the ages of 11 and 18.

The Teen Learn to Save a Life Day will be one hour in length and will teach skills on how to recognize and respond to life threatening emergencies.

The class, which will be held on the UNMC campus, is available during the following times:

  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • 1 to 2 p.m.
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Registration is required. Apply online. Click Teen-Learn to Save a Life Day.

Organizers ask registrants to bring non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Omaha Food Bank.

For more information, contact Lisa Jewell-Hardesty at (402) 559-6357.


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Wellness Awards announced

The annual UNMC Wellness Awards were announced this month.

The two awards are:

  • The UNMC Wellness Advocate Award, given to Eileen Rooney, accounting/office associate, orthopaedic surgery, College of Medicine, for her efforts to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle as well as promote wellness and inspire those around her; and
  • The UNMC Personal Change Award, given to Coeta Hampton, nurse coordinator, transplant, College of Medicine. This award recognizes an employee who has made a personal wellness change in his or her own life, as well as those around them.

The April Wellness Warrior Award went to Janelle Pomicter, accountant, biostatistics, College of Public Health.

Nominations for next year's awards, as well as the monthly Wellness Warrior Award, can be submitted online.