Primary Contact, R+M: Beverly Murray, Founder and CEO
Office: 919-677-9555, ext. 11
Secondary Contact, Rex Wellness: Ashley Honeycutt, RD, LDN, Manager, Corporate and Community Services for Rex Wellness Centers and Services
Cary, NC — September 26, 2012 – R+M, a branding agency focused on health, well-being and social responsibility is no stranger to “living their brand.” In collaboration with Rex Wellness, the agency created and launched a Nutrition 101 seminar to provide staff and clients with contemporary insights to aid in making healthy choices.
The seminar, a one-hour introduction to nutrition basics and USDA’s MyPlate, was presented by Shelly Wegman, MS, RD, LDN, a registered dietitian with Rex Wellness. “People tend to put too much pressure on every meal so we help them look at more of a daily strategy. We don’t want our clients to get discouraged so if one meal is a little high in sodium, we’ll back off the other two. That’s the kind of realistic approach that makes change possible,” suggested Wegman.
The seminar was followed by an online Q+A with Wegman where she shared tips to achieve a more balanced plate at home and work. In her responses she provides suggestions regarding how colleagues can work together to ease the takeout dilemma, as well as online resources to simplify grocery shopping.
“Helping our employees make healthy choices is not only part of our culture, but also makes good business sense. Three of our employees who typically didn’t eat breakfast have now added that as part of their daily routine since attending the seminar. And, their teammates encourage them to keep up the good work. These baby steps are truly building blocks,” shared Beverly Murray, Founder and CEO of R+M.
Murray, like many other business leaders, recognizes that it’s not just about checking a box … it’s about evolving the culture in which they work and the community in which they live. Rex Wellness is playing a large part in the healthy movement in our community. “For over 100 years Rex Hospital has been there when families in this community need quality health care. Of growing importance is the role we now play in prevention. With five wellness centers easily accessible across the Triangle and outreach services to businesses like R+M, we are in a great position to help people at home and work improve the quality of their lives,” commented Ashley Honeycutt, Manager, Corporate and Community Services for Rex Wellness Centers and Services.
R+M creates experiences that get people talking about brands that positively impact our health, well-being and social responsibility. The agency’s whole-brand approach leverages traditional tactics alongside unconventional approaches that connect clients with their customers. Though the agency has garnered its share of local and national recognition, it’s most proud of the fact that 80% of its growth comes from referrals. It’s the result of client partnerships built on trust, going above and beyond, delivering, debating and respect. R+M is proud to be Referral Grown. Get activated at rmagency.com
About Rex Healthcare
Rex Healthcare, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,400 co-workers. Rex Healthcare has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. Rex offers dedicated centers for cancer, surgery, heart and vascular, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, wellness and women’s care plus dedicated services for bariatric, heartburn, pain management, sleep disorders, diabetes education, wound and emergency care. Rex’s medical staff includes more than 1,100 physicians and 1,700 nurses. Rex provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and downtown Raleigh. Rex was the first hospital in the Triangle to receive Magnet Recognition, placing Rex nurses among the top 6 percent in the nation. Rex was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and was highlighted as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2011.