Monday, November 19, 2012
Martin Health, city of Stuart dedicate Martin Fitness Trail
Contact: Scott Samples, Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: (772) 223-4920
STUART, Fla., Nov. 19, 2012 – Martin Health System and the city of Stuart dedicated the Martin Fitness Trail today, designed to encourage individuals to exercise and enhance their health.
The dedication was held at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, followed by guided walking tours of the trail.
The collaboration between Martin Health and the city provides a walking path that offers distances of one mile and 1.5 miles. The trail is part of Martin Health’s “mLife” program that offers tools, information and resources to help Martin Health associates and volunteers attain optimal health.
Bright green signs indicate the direction of the walking trail, which winds along Osceola Street from S.E. Balboa Ave. to S.E. Florida Ave., part of S.E. Ocean Blvd. and Georgia Ave., and around the perimeter of Memorial Park. That makes it convenient for Martin Health associates, employees with the city or businesses downtown to take advantage of the trail.
“As health care providers, we believe it is important not just to treat disease but also to offer opportunities that encourage people to prevent disease from occurring,” said Jeffery Crick, DO, employee health and wellness medical director for Martin Health. “Through the ‘mLife’ program and partnerships like this one with the city of Stuart, we can help in the disease prevention process.”
The Martin Fitness Trail was funded by the David L. Smythe Fund. A grateful patient at Martin Health System, David Smythe has provided more than $4.5 million in gifts to the Martin Health Foundation since 2008. Funds from those gifts have helped develop programs for maternal-child, pediatric and wound care services, as well as a number of projects within the health system.
About Martin Health System: Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for more than 70 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,000 associates, 375 affiliated physicians and 900 volunteers provide care at 12 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. Martin Health is a seven-time winner of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Award, has twice been named a Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award winner, and received designation as a National Employer of Choice designee for 2009 and 2010-11. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.