Thibodaux, Louisiana – February 25, 2014 -Thibodaux Regional Medical
Center broke ground today marking the start of construction on the hospital’s
new Wellness Center, a $61 million investment in the health and wellness
of communities in Lafourche and the surrounding parishes.
As Thibodaux Regional staff, local and state elected officials, business
leaders and community members gathered for the official ceremony, hospital
leaders shared the details of the upcoming project and its significance
to the Bayou Region.
The state-of-the-art, medically-directed Wellness Center will be the first
of its kind in the state, and among the finest in the nation. The Center
is designed to improve the health and well-being of the region through
prevention, fitness, education, rehabilitation, and focused sports and
wellness services. The 230,000 plus square foot Center is expected to
open in late 2015.
“Thibodaux Regional has consistently been a leader and innovator
in providing high quality care and service, including prevention and wellness
services,” said Greg Stock, CEO of Thibodaux Regional Health System.
“The new Wellness Center further exemplifies our continued commitment
to serve the region.”
“The Center will bring much needed services and can lead to a better
quality of life for people now and for generations to come,” added Stock.
Centers of Excellence within the Wellness Center will include a Sports
Medicine Center; Aquatics Center featuring a lap pool swimming area and
warm-water therapy pools; Spine Center; Neurosciences Center; Pain Center;
Rehabilitation Center; Imaging Center; Weight Management Center; Wellness
Education Center; Urgent Care Center; Fitness Center; Imaging Center;
and Women’s Breast Health Center.
The facility will also offer medical services such as orthopaedics, rheumatology,
endocrinology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and neurosurgery,
along with cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management, and Physical,
Occupational, and Speech Therapy. Other amenities include a gymnasium,
indoor walking track, volleyball and football sports fields, and more.
The Wellness Center is also being built with the health of the environment
in mind and will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
certified. The Center has been awarded the 2014 Environmental Leadership
Award by Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality.