May 16, 2019

Center for Health & Wellbeing Opens in Florida, United States

AdventHealth, and Adventist Review

The Winter Park Health Foundation and AdventHealth recently announced the opening of the Center for Health & Wellbeing.

The state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide comprehensive preventative and rehabilitative health and wellness services to improve the overall health of the community of Winter Park, Florida, United States, and beyond.

The center, more than seven years in development, brings nutrition, fitness, medical services, educational opportunities, and more under one roof with the goal of making whole-person wellbeing convenient and easy for the community to access.

“We’re pleased to be opening this beautiful new facility, which will continue our commitment to the health of Central Floridians for years to come,” said Patty Maddox, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Winter Park Health Foundation.

The Winter Park Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting efforts that improve the health of residents in Winter Park and nearby Maitland and Eatonville. Its mission is to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives by optimizing physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing.

Located in the heart of Winter Park, the 80,000-square-foot facility offers a wide range of services and opportunities for wholeness, fitness, and medicine in a unique way.

“The Center for Health & Wellbeing is a unique facility designed to empower our community to feel whole, by not just taking care of the body but the mind and spirit too,” said Jennifer Wandersleben, CEO of AdventHealth Winter Park.

“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with the Winter Park Health Foundation and the city of Winter Park to bring this state-of-the-art center to our community. We’ve had a shared vision of helping our community be the healthiest it can be, and the Center for Health & Wellbeing is the culmination of many years of planning and hard work.”

Leaders reported that the center includes The Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center, featuring two pools and the latest in cardio and weight-training equipment. It also has 15,000 square feet (about 1,400 square meters) of various AdventHealth medical practices under one roof, including family medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, and gastroenterology practices.

Other facilities include an indoor walking track, open to the public; The BeWell Bar, featuring the latest in health technology; the Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen, serving healthy breakfast and lunch cuisine; an outpatient lab and retail pharmacy; and a section for sports medicine and rehabilitation, among others.

“It’s great to be able to offer primary care and so many specialties and healthy resources under one roof,” said Arianna Becker, a family practice physician who will be based at The Center for Health & Wellbeing. “Living a healthy life is so important to preventing chronic disease. By bringing so many components of health and wellness together, our goal is to make it easy for our patients to live whole and healthy in the most convenient way.”

The original version of this story was posted on the AdventHealth news site.