Oakwood nurses complete weight loss journey


Photos courtesy of Oakwood Healthcare Inc.
Chris Powell (Top), host of “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” works up the crowd before the taping. The Oakwood weight loss team (above) included Wynema Timmons (left), Jamie Fineran, Ebony Gibson, Lisa Rigney, Kristin Quint, and Victoria Schell.

DEARBORN — More than 200 friends, family and community members were on hand recently to cheer on and celebrate the weight loss achievement of seven Oakwood Healthcare Inc. nurses.

Led by Trina Miller, who learned last April that she and her colleagues would be showcased in a an “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” show that airs nationally on ABC, the women pledged to collectively lose more than 500 pounds.

Miller, the main star of the show, was joined by Wynema Timmons, who works in the Intensive Care Unit at Oakwood Heritage Hospital in Taylor; Jamie Fineran, clinical manager, Oakwood Healthcare Center – Garden City; Ebony Gibson, assistant clinical manager, Oakwood Annapolis Hospital; Lisa Rigney, ICU at OHH; Kristin Quint, clinical manager, OAH; and Victoria Schell, surgical unit, OHH.

“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” typically follows one individual for an entire year as he or she works toward a weight loss goal. The new season begins airing in May, but the air date for the episode featuring Miller and her colleagues has not yet been announced.