Wellness Center Groundbreaking

Thibodaux, LA, August 26, 2013 – Thibodaux Regional Health System is pleased to announce that groundbreaking for the new Wellness Center is planned for late Fall with construction to begin soon thereafter. The medically-integrated, state-of-the-art facility is the first of its kind in the region. In addition to wellness, education, and physical fitness, the Center will feature the following Centers of Excellence:

· Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center

· Spine Center

· Neurosciences Center

· Rehabilitation Center

· Education Center

· Imaging Center

· Women’s Breast Health Center

· Pain Management Center

· Weight Management Center

· Urgent Care Center

Leading the Way

Thibodaux Regional is taking a proactive role, addressing the health-related challenges within the region, and enhancing the continuum of care. Recognizing the community’s increasing health concerns, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, The Center’s benefits can be realized by many throughout the region; individuals, families, employers, and employees. Improved health for the individual and family will result in improved quality of life and a reduction in family healthcare expense. Employers will benefit by an increase in employee productivity and decreased employee medical expense and costs associated with health-related employee absenteeism. Benefits to employees are better physical and mental health, improved ability to manage stress, higher morale and productivity.

Not only will the Wellness Center benefit patients and their families, the region as a whole will benefit from an economic standpoint. Economic development opportunities increase as a healthier region is a more livable region where more employers will want to locate.

Making a Difference

“Thibodaux Regional Health System is committed to making a difference in the health of the region,” said Greg Stock, CEO of Thibodaux Regional. “We have a disproportionate incidence of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Louisiana is ranked 7th, 8th, and 4th respectively compared to the rest of the country. The prevalence of these diseases in our region is even higher than in the state. As community leaders, we have a responsibility to put forth our best effort and address these alarming health statistics. We are committed to improving the health of our region, and feel that we can make a positive difference,” Stock continued.

Steps we have already taken include partnering with local businesses and organizations to provide education and screenings; participating in community health events; and nutrition, diabetes and weight management education to patients are just a few examples. The Wellness Center is a continuation of that commitment to a healthy region. Thibodaux Regional has long been a leader in providing high quality care and service, and as the most preferred hospital in the region has received numerous awards for excellence in clinical care, patient satisfaction, and patient safety.

Environmentally Friendly

The Center is being built with the health of the environment in mind as well. Utilizing sustainable designs, green building materials and energy-efficient systems, the Wellness Center will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

About Thibodaux Regional Health System

Thibodaux Regional Health System is a leading regional acute care hospital providing inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding parishes. Specialized services offered include Heart Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Women’s Services, Sleep Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services. Nationally recognized for quality care and service, Thibodaux Regional has been named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates and has been honored with the Press Ganey Summit Award for high levels of patient satisfaction.