As part of its community service mission, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) set forth the goal of uniting a comprehensive fitness center with clinical services and medical offices to create a single destination that reflected LECOM’s commitment to preventive, total-person health care.
When insurance restricts the length of rehabilitation and the cost of treatments knows no bounds, many people recovering from surgery or injuries end up at a frustrating stand-still. They’ve had just enough therapy to be able to perform their day to day activities, yet they still experience limitations that prevent them from safely returning to full function. Once given the medical clearance to exercise by their physician or therapist, these individuals face daunting obstacles to starting an exercise or training program on their own; including the high risk of re-injury or relapse.
Delnor Hospital knew that a fitness center could be the a prominent feature of the newly expanded health systems campus. The health system leadership wanted a partner who could help ensure success at every step in the process from ground-breaking to the grand-opening and beyond.
Palos Community Hospital knew their expansive fitness center could be both a boon to the community and as well as a source of financial support for the hospital. As the hospital leaders looked for opportunities to fully leverage the three year old center’s capacity, they realized the right partner was crucial in capitalizing on the center’s full potential.
Routine motion and fitness training can be the difference between living a full life despite Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and succumbing to the symptoms of this potentially debilitating disease. Recognizing how critical exercise and movement are to people living with MS, the staff at the Palos Health and Fitness Center, a facility Power Wellness manages on behalf of Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, IL, were determined to help this subset of center members improve their quality of life.