Medical Center Health System and MCH Mission Fitness participated in the Walk 10k Challenge as part of MFA’s Medical Fitness week. To start things off right, a kick-off was held with a Walk 10k challenge. Hospital staff joined John Douthitt and Carmen Kenner for a walk around the downtown campus of the Medical Center Health System.
“Working closely with IT, we were able to create a working log on the hospital intranet to facilitate step reporting. Daily email reminders were sent to the participants to encourage them,” said Carmen Kenner, Mission Fitness Membership Director. “Many employees enjoyed the challenge so much that they were asking to do this quarterly.”
Eighty-five participants logged a total of 4,493,181 steps during the week for an average of 52,860 steps per day. Programs like this help employees develop healthy habits and are fun for all those who participate!
Healthplex Associates (HPA) consults with hospitals, health systems, foundations, and universities across the United States to create and manage clinically integrated fitness facilities. Healthplex Associates has developed unique programs to ensure the smooth transition from the clinical setting to the wellness center for people who need long term lifestyle management support for optimal health. HPA has achieved national leadership through innovation and our dedication to patients and clients.
Our combined staff has now served over 400 clients ranging from large hospitals to smaller, community based rural hospitals. We work exclusively with organizations ranging from healthcare systems, universities and foundations who are committed to a vision of improving the health and wellness of the community in which they serve.
Healthplex Associates has developed a unique, hands-on style to assisting and advising clients with an approach that stresses partnerships. We provide an array of services in the Medical Wellness Industry. These services include feasibility studies, audits of existing medical fitness centers and management. Fundamentally, we believe that true community health must include fitness/wellness services and because of our deep healthcare background (all of our principals have health care management or clinical backgrounds), our Healthplex team fully understands the client’s mission and the complexity of today’s healthcare environment.
The management team of Healthplex Associates is made up of some of the nation’s most experienced experts in the field of medically based fitness. Few management firms can boast of the experience in health care, clinical services, and operations of medically based fitness centers that HPA possesses.