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Leading the Way for Significant Change in the Health and Wellness of the Region

By: Toni Martinez

Monday June 13, 2016

In the coming months, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center will unveil an unprecedented, innovative tool in the fight for better health in South Louisiana. The hospital’s 242,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, Wellness Center promises to revolutionize the quest for an improved quality of life throughout the region.

The Wellness Center of Thibodaux Regional is going to make a strong statement about the importance of wellness. We want this building to serve as a facilitator to improving the health of the community. We can’t do it by ourselves, but we are committed to being a dedicated partner to South Louisiana in that endeavor.

Louisiana currently ranks 48th out of 50 states in overall health and wellness, so clearly, this new Wellness Center fills a much needed void.  The statistics don’t look good. We believe people can change their lives through modifications to diet and exercise. Thibodaux Regional wants to provide the culture and family atmosphere to foster that change. We want to be a support system and an enabler. The Wellness Center is designed to appeal to all different ages and stages of life.

The Wellness Center addresses wellness at every level, including prevention, education and rehabilitation, combined with medically directed services. To put it simply, wellness in today’s world is about so much more than spending 20 minutes on a treadmill a few times a week. Thibodaux Regional is putting every resource needed to enjoy a healthy lifestyle under one roof.

The Center will offer easy access to many physician specialists.  Many clinical needs will be addressed by the facility’s specialty centers which include an Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, Rehabilitation Center, Neurosciences Center, Spine Center, and Weight Management Center. The Diagnostic Imaging Center will house the latest in mammography, CT, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Also in the Wellness Center will be medical specialties to help patients address issues dealing with endocrinology, pulmonology, rheumatology, neurology, neurosurgery, and pain management.  The Aquatics Center will feature three indoor pools that will provide extensive water therapy opportunities for all. 
 
 
Not only will Thibodaux Regional’s Wellness Center feature the best technology and medical professionals available, the Center also makes it easy and convenient to maintain one’s health. One of the largest areas in the facility will be the Wellness and Education Center, which also includes an auditorium and conference center. The Center will offer classes on nutrition, heart disease, diabetes management and much more.  The Education Conference Center will allow small or large groups interested in improving their health status to be supported with excellent facilities, technology and innovative services.
 
The Fitness Center will house all of the latest technology, a wrap-around track and many opportunities for group exercise. The gymnasium will provide space for volleyball, basketball and sports performance improvement. Babysitting services will be available. Saunas, hot tubs, and laundered towels will be readily available.  Staff will sanitize equipment after each usage to provide an infection free environment. Membership information will be available soon.
The Wellness Center will also feature a small chapel where people can go to pray or meditate.  That is most certainly a crucial part of the wellness equation – the spiritual component.

For a virtual tour of the Wellness Center go to www.thibodaux.com or www.fitnesscenterofthibodauxregional.com