In December 2012, Bremen Castings opened our Activate Health and Wellness Center which provides full primary care services for any BCI employee and family members with insurance coverage through BCI. Services are provided at no cost to employees or their families. Each year, employees become eligible for deductible savings credit by having an annual physical at the Health and Wellness Center and meeting the established health living criteria which includes screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, BMI (body mass index), and non-nicotine usage. Healthy Living is very important to Bremen Castings for all our employees and families. We are honored to provide this service which will enhance and enrich the lives of everyone. We encourage you to take full advantage of our onsite Wellness Center providing primary care services and over 100 non-narcotic prescription drugs – all free of charge.
-James E. Brown, CEO and JB Brown, President
Rebecca (Becky) Castro has been the Nurse Practitioner and Health Coach at the Bremen Castings Activate Clinic for the past four years. Becky completed her post-masters certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Valparaiso University. She completed her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from IUPUI and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan.
After completing her Nurse Practitioner education Becky practiced at a private cardiology office by the name of Cardiology Associates in South Bend. Prior to that experience she was a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Memorial Hospital specializing in patients with Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, and ischemic strokes. Becky began her nursing career as a nurse on the Cardiac Intermediate Care Unit at Memorial where she cared for patients with a variety of illnesses. She practiced in that role for 20 years. After completing her Master’s degree she was a full-time Assistant Professor of Nursing at Bethel College while continuing to work as a bedside nurse at Memorial Hospital.
Becky spent the first 29 years of her nursing career caring for individuals who had already developed serious health conditions including heart disease, Diabetes, strokes, and cancer, to name a few. When she was approached about becoming the health coach at the BCI Activate Clinic she could not believe there was a company that not only provided healthcare but promoted wellness and prevention. It was a dream come true for Becky. She had often wondered if she would ever have a chance to actually help people prevent the serious health issues she had been dealing with her whole career. Becky felt if she could help just a few people make healthy lifestyle choices then perhaps she could help prevent life altering events like heart disease, strokes, or cancer.
Becky cannot emphasize enough how important living a healthy lifestyle is to preventing many chronic illnesses. It is her goal to continue working with the employees and families of BCI to promote healthy lifestyles. It is not very often that you find a company like BCI who is interested in the overall health of their employees. By investing in the clinic that is exactly what BCI has done. Becky hopes you will take advantage of this opportunity to improve the lives of both you and your family by visiting the clinic and working with her to improve your health!
-Becky Castro, Nurse Practitioner, Activate Healthcare