Hays, Kansas (Dec 8, 2017) – HaysMed recently recognized Danielle VonFeldt as its third Wellness Champion Award winner. The Wellness Champion Award celebrates and recognizes a HaysMed Associate who promotes healthy lifestyle choices and engages others in wellness activities. Wellness Champions are nominated by their fellow Associates and a winner is chosen by the Healthy Hospital Committee.
Criteria for the award includes commitment to healthy lifestyle choices and motivating others to do the same, displaying an energetic passion for promoting health and wellness and striving to build a culture of wellness at HaysMed.
Nominations for VonFeldt that were submitted noted that she sets an example to others by leading a healthy lifestyle that included exercising 5 to 6 days a week, eating healthy and not smoking or drinking. She is always willing to share healthy recipes and encourage others to stay active, whether that is going to The Center to work out or participating in outside activities such as 5Ks.
VonFeldt completed her first half marathon in June and noted that if it wasn’t for The Center’s help in preparation she may not have been able to accomplish this lifelong goal. Even with a busy schedule of working full time, taking classes and being a mother she finds time to make exercise and healthy eating a part of her daily life.
“We have many Associates at HaysMed that are incredible role models for leading a healthy lifestyle,” said Stephanie Howie, Fitness Director of CHI. “We hope recognizing their efforts will encourage others to adopt a healthier approach to living.”
VonFeldt is a nurse in the operating room at HaysMed.