Healthpark Earns Medical Fitness Facility Certification - Owensboro Health

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Published on November 14, 2013

Owensboro Health Healthpark Earns Medical Fitness Facility Certification

OWENSBORO, KY (November 14, 2013) – Owensboro Health’s Healthpark has become a certified medical fitness facility by the Medical Fitness Association, the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated outcomes and accountability-based fitness facilities. This certification is a significant step forward in the health of the entire community and to the individuals taking responsibility for their personal health care.

“We are part of an organization with a strong commitment to quality and leadership in health and wellness. The Healthpark’s unique design allows the integration of clinical and wellness services to provide programs and services that keep people well and restore health to others,” said Collette Carter,  director of the Healthpark. “We were the 25th facility in the United States to become certified, and are proud to be in the top 2 percent of facilities nationwide.”

Based on the Medical Fitness Association’s nationally recognized official Standards and Guidelines for Medical Fitness Facilities, the certification process involves an in-depth review of a facility’s adherence to the prescribed standards and guidelines. The certification process is an integral part of ensuring that facilities provide the quality and safety of the programs and services that are necessary to meet the vital role that medical fitness centers perform. The Medical Fitness Association Facility Certification is recognized as a mark of excellence in the health and wellness industry.

“With our health care system continuing to be stressed and the incidence of disease on the rise, the need for more medically supervised outcomes and accountability-based fitness was never more relevant in our industry than today,” said Bob Boone, FMFA, FACHE, president and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association.

The Healthpark is a 110,000 square-foot facility offering outpatient diagnostic resources, outpatient therapy, a health and fitness center, a diabetes health resource center, health resource center, and a chapel. Amenities include a 10-lane, 25-yard indoor lap pool, a warm water therapy pool, an indoor walking and running track, racquetball courts, and a gymnasium with cushioned hardwood floors. The Healthpark team includes nurses, dieticians, certified personal trainers, fitness instructors, therapists, counselors, licensed massage therapists and other health professionals. 

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the One Health medical group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.