Monthly Archives: November 2015

How a Medical Wellness Facility Can Keep Your Hospital Healthier

According to the Harvard Business Review, “In health care, the days of business as usual are over…We must move away from a supply-driven health care system organized around what physicians do and toward a patient-centered system organized around what patients need. We must shift the focus from the volume and profitability of services provided—physician visits, hospitalizations, procedures, and tests—to the patient outcomes achieved.” That means hospitals and medical centers have to focus more on medical wellness and rehabilitation.

With today’s quality reporting measures and population health measures, such as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose, wellness is becoming a core competency. In fact medical wellness is now a basic strategy for thriving and staying competitive in the era of accountable care. It’s not just about measuring, but improving population health, experts said at an American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual congress.

Broadening your mission to include medical wellness

Creating (or enhancing) a facility at your hospital or medical center to one devoted to wellness should come from broadening your healthcare mission and reach. Your institution must become much more than just a place to treat sick people. Continue reading

Keeping your Country Club Members Loyal With a Fitness Facility

With so many fitness options vying for the attention of your members, it’s high time to provide a traditional fitness center as part of your country club activity choices. Or if you already have a few treadmills or a bike, you should seriously look at adding to your offerings and updating your facility. Truth is that if you don’t give your members what they’re looking for, they could abandon your club and join another one. Certainly, losing their loyalty is NOT what you want!

These days, a country club fitness facility is no longer an option to add “sometime in the distant future.” It’s a necessity that must be included with country club membership. Members are looking for one-stop convenience to meet their golfing, entertainment, and workout needs. They’re looking specifically for the same health club quality equipment they know and love when joining or renewing their country club membership, and will base their decision on the fitness facility amenities available to them.

Give members a “luxury” gym experience
Your members are looking for much more than the simple convenience of a fitness center at your country club. They want it to match the deluxe experience they have had at a great fitness resort or world-class health club. Continue reading