Thursday, Oct. 27, marked the dedication of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center’s new $73 million Wellness Center.
This innovative, state-of-the-art, 242,000-square-foot facility is the first of its kind in the state and one of the best in the nation.
Hundreds of community members and business leaders gathered with TRMC Board of Commissioners, team members and physicians as well as special guests Gov. John Bel Edwards, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, Congressman Garret Graves, and other local and state elected officials to mark the momentous occasion.
“The new Wellness Center is the result of a powerful vision to change the health and wellness status of the people in this region,” said Greg Stock, CEO of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.
“The Center brings much needed services and can lead to a better quality of life for people now and for generations to come,” said Stock.
Statistics indicate that people in Lafourche and surrounding parishes have a high prevalence of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and Louisiana currently ranks 50th in overall health and wellness.
The Wellness Center addresses wellness at every level, including prevention, education and rehabilitation, combined with medically directed services, all under one roof.
Clinical needs addressed by the facility’s specialty centers include an Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, Rehabilitation Center, Neurosciences Center, Spine Center, and Weight Management Center.
The Diagnostic Imaging Center houses the latest in mammography, CT, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Also in the Wellness Center are medical specialties to help patients address issues dealing with endocrinology, pulmonology, rheumatology, neurology, neurosurgery, and pain management.
The Aquatics Center features three indoor pools that will provide extensive water therapy opportunities for all.
The Fitness Center houses all of the latest technology, a wrap-around track and many opportunities for group exercise.
The gym provides space for volleyball, basketball and sports performance improvement. Childcare services are also provided.
Hospital Board Chairman Jacob Giardina gave credit to Greg Stock for his vision on the project and also pointed out that the Center is already paid for, the hospital does not rely on taxes and has no debt.
The Wellness Center officially opened to the public on Tuesday, November 1 with about 3,000 people having already signed up for membership.
Posted on Tue, November 1, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette