GMM/DeKalb Medical Collaboration Employee & Community Health Focused
Collaboration Focuses on Taking Care of Those That Dedicate Their Lives to Taking Care of the Community.
Good Measure Meals is thrilled to announce a new community collaboration with DeKalb Medical geared towards providing valuable resources to help build a healthier community.
Integrated into DeKalb Medical’s Employee Wellness Program, the collaboration will offer employees on each DMC campus access to nutritious meals to improve their health and manage their weight — even in the face of a busy schedule.
GMM and DeKalb Medical will also provide a multitude of collaborative nutrition education opportunities for employees in the form of healthy cooking demonstrations, lunch and learns, and comprehensive Health Fairs.
Dr. Shealynn Buck, Executive Director of Corporate Health and Wellness at DeKalb Medical, commented on the impact of this new partnership and what it means for their employees and the DeKalb community in general. “DeKalb Medical is committed to promoting health and improved quality of life for patients, employees, and the community. Partnering with Good Measure Meals helps us to fulfill this commitment by offering to employees locally-made, fresh, healthy meal plans delivered right to the workplace.
As health care providers, DeKalb employees understand the risks of an unhealthy lifestyle and the importance of serving as healthy role models to patients and the community. Yet, as our community’s caregivers, they stay busy caring for others, often putting their health needs on the back burner. With Good Measure Meals, employees are able to manage their time with convenient meal plans and maintain a healthy lifestyle, both of which are vital to better quality of life. DeKalb Medical employees also appreciate the added benefit of 100% of the proceeds going back to Open Hand to promote community health. “
DeKalb Medical will initially house three GMM coolers for DMC employees: one each at DeKalb Medical-Hillandale in Lithonia, DeKalb Medical-Downtown Decatur and DeKalb Medical-North Decatur.
The Wellness Center on the North Decatur campus will serve as a new pick up location for GMM clients and the general public. The Wellness Center, provides many healthy living options, including everything from Cardiac Rehab and Qi Gong to Belly Dance Classes and Aqua Aerobics.
“This is a true collaboration between two like-minded organizations uniting for a common goal: to improve the health of our community by providing better access to healthy choices,” according to Jess Parsons White, Sr. VP of Good Measure Meals. “DeKalb Medical has been a joy to work with, fully understanding and embracing progressive and creative opportunities that will inevitably result in both a healthier workforce and a healthier community,” she continues.
GMM has been supporting the health care community for years, but partnerships like this enable us to take this support to a level where we are literally helping those that spend their lives helping others.
“There’s a beautiful synergy at work here!” Jess is quick to add.