In 1998, owners Andy McCraw and Chip Sutelan, both IT specialists in the Behavioral Health sector, met at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Center (CHKD) for Pediatric Research.
While there, they were given a grant to develop an information system for school nurses. Their solution was among the first in healthcare that was taken off of the hard drive and put onto the cloud.
This intelligent wellness system inspired the nickname Welligent and in 2003, when they started their own company, the name stuck.
This is Welli. She’s inspired by co-owner Chip Sutelan’s pup, Liffey, but has become a part of the family.
Welli is much more than a mascot or an office dog. For us, she’s a fluffy, living symbol of some of the principles we hold near and dear.
As a Pembroke Corgi, Welli is wired to work. She’s a herder, always gathering and looking after those in her care.
She’s a vigilant observer, always knowing when something’s out of place — never resting on her laurels* — and unconditionally willing to service and support the people in her world.
Hard working. Dedicated. Loyal.
That’s Welli. And that’s Welligent.
*Naps not included.