Get Healthy Now Wellness Center opens

Get Healthy Now Wellness Center opens


Thank you all so much for being here today This is a very exciting time for our program as
we officially open UofL’s Get Healthy Now Wellness Center With the primary focus on employee health and wellbeing This wellness center creates increased capacity for the geographical reach of our wellness separate center driving industry best practice From the individual employee at UofL to every
person in the community that we serve your good health and wellbeing are our top priority. This facility really represents an extraordinary renovation and
as many of you know, Dr. Ramsey whenever he speaks talks about the 13 budget cuts
that we’ve taken in the last 12 years Get Healthy Now has been housed in Crawford Gym
as it’s really outgrown that space and we’ve had a huge need for a physical
facility that both houses Get Healthy Now and serves as a great fitness facility to
encourage our wellness efforts and programs and As in so many things that the
university’s done over the last 10 years It just wasn’t possible for us to do it on our own So again, we’ve turned to the miracle of friendship and to Tom Jurich from our athletic association and
to Burt Deutsch from our UofL Foundation because without significant commitment from them and significant
financial input from both of those organizations So will you join me first of all in giving a heartfelt thank
you to Tom and Burt for ongoing support of the university. One of the things that’s happened at the university that
I don’t need to tell any of you all because you all are the ones who make it happen but one of the things that’s happened at the
university in the past several years, 10 years is that we have had a lot of dreams fulfilled and a lot
of those dreams certainly come from the hard work of everyone but a lot of those dreams come because there’s already a built in constituency This particular dream, this particular facility and its renovation was
a dream that came about because of the vision but not because there was a built in constituency this came about because of the team Patricia put
together and that team built the constituency So yes we have contributed funds but the funds do not equal the perseverance, the
spark, the vision and the continued effort that Patricia and her team have put together so our congratulations to the fulfillment of a dream
that did not need to come true. You got to have that vision and that vision is great.
I think that’s what makes our university so special I speak all over the country and I always love to
talk about the unique set up we have here The family atmosphere we have here Where the academics and athletics are tied so much
together and that doesn’t happen at many campuses I been all over the country, I’ve worked at many different places I know many different presidents and provosts and deans all across the country
and I think we’re the envy of a lot of them We’re having a great year academically and athletically as we
move into the ACC, it’s things like this I think, that really showcase our wonderful university.