Emory Report
Sept. 18, 2006
Volume 59, Number 4


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Sept. 18, 2006
The Emory Wellness Center has new name, location, programs

BY katherine hinson

Emory’s Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) moved from its previous location (the Well House) to their new location at 1762 Clifton Rd.

Earlier in the summer a contest was held to name the new space—now officially called The Emory Wellness Center. The winners, Paula Gomes, director of the FSAP, Nicholyn Hutchinson, senior editor from Winship Cancer Institute, and Relindis Vando, medical technologist from Emory Hospital, each received a $50 gift certificate to Sports Authority.

The new location provides ample space and a pleasant atmosphere, which allows the FSAP staff to support and assist clients with their personal and professional concerns as they emerge. As the FSAP continues to meet the current needs of the Emory community, they are also looking to increase the services offered by their program. It is their goal to maintain the individual and organizational health and well-being of Emory faculty, staff, family members and the general community.

Gomes and her staff will be hosting an Open House celebrating their new office space on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. Join the FSAP staff for refreshments, a tour of the new space and receive information about the services they provide.

Driving directions to the center’s new office can be found on the FSAP Web site at www.emory.edu/fsap. Designated FSAP parking spaces are available.

To reach The Emory Wellness Center by shuttle, take the A route. The A shuttle runs Monday–Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The shuttle system provides a safe and effective method to get to the new space.
For more information on the shuttle system, visit www.epcs.emory.edu/alttransp/shuttles.html.

FSAP provides three core services, including Behavioral Mental Health Services, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Organizational Dynamics.

Health Promotion and Wellness is offering automated blood pressure kiosks located in the Human Resources and Campus Services’ break rooms; a new Weight Watchers program at Crawford Long Hospital; and Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching with Eddie Gammill, FSAP wellness coordinator.

To learn more about the programs offered under each core service, visit www.emory.edu/fsap.

Remember, “before a concern becomes a crisis. . . . Before an issue becomes an impairment. . . .Open the door to health and well-being. . . . Call or stop by The Emory Wellness Center.”