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Dec. 11, 2006

RSU Certified as an Oklahoma Healthy Business for Second Consecutive Year

Rogers State University recently received recognition as an Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business from the Turning Point Oklahoma Council for the second consecutive year.

The Oklahoma Certified Healthy Businesses Program seeks to recognize those businesses and organizations that are working to improve Oklahoma's health status by providing health and wellness opportunities for their employees.

"We are excited to be recognized for the work we do to keep staff, students and faculty healthy," said Lisa Martin, director of the RSU Student Health Center and registered nurse.

Martin said the Health Center offers a variety of services to the campus including flu shots, cancer screenings, cholesterol screenings, as well as walk-in doctor visits.

"Making healthcare convenient to students, staff and faculty results in a happier, healthier campus," she said. "If you feel better, you are more productive."

Eventually, Turning Point Oklahoma Council officials hope the Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business Program will serve as a model to encourage health insurers to consider rate changes for those businesses that become certified.

This could result in lower health insurance premiums for RSU employees, Martin said.