Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, August 20, 2012

Six employees awarded $750 in prizes for completing MHealthy Rewards 2012

MHealthy recently announced the winners of the MHealthy Rewards Grand Prize Drawing. They are:

• Venkateswara Gutta, Medical Center Information Technology
• Joshua Weil, School of Dentistry
• Hashim Abdullah, Environmental Services
• Robin Caulkins, U-M Health System Financial Services
• Samuel Mbroh, Medical Development & Alumni Relations
• Fang Tan, Law School

  Dr. Robert Winfield (left), chief health officer, congratulates Joshua Weil, and LaVaughn Palma-Davis, senior director of Health and Well-Being Services, congratulates Samuel Mbroh on being among the six university employees who won prizes for completing MHealthy Rewards 2012. (Photo by Nicole Weil, MHealthy)

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff members who completed the 2012 health questionnaire and a wellness screening automatically were entered in the drawing. Six employees were selected randomly to receive prize packages valued up to $750 each. Prize options included travel vouchers, personal chef services, exercise and sporting equipment and gift cards.

"I did not believe it at first! I actually went back later and re-read the email and found out I won," says Mbroh, a financial coordinator in Medical Development & Alumni Relations. "I have been planning on going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. I plan on using my travel voucher to help me go."


Learn more about the MHealth Rewards prize drawings.

A second drawing for benefits-eligible employees who participate in an eligible MHealthy program or activity between July and October 2012 will be in November. The MHealthy November Grand Prize Drawing will award six employees with prizes valued up to $500 each.

"With the completion of Rewards 2012, we wanted to continue the momentum through the summer and fall and remind employees to take an active role in their health," says LaVaughn Palma-Davis, senior director of Health and Well-Being Services. "We also hope that the extra incentive will encourage those who might be reluctant to a sign up to give our programs a try."

Eligible programs include the MHealthy exercise & relaxation classes, weight-management programs, Weight Watchers @Work, Eat Summer Healthy Eating Series, chef demo at the Michigan Union (Sept. 12), Torch Relay and MGames events (Sept. 19), Active U Autumn 2012 program, and more.