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LECOM Wellness Center accredited as Certified Medical Fitness Facility

Officials from the LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center today announced that it has been approved as a Certified Medical Fitness Facility by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). As a result, the LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center is now the first and only facility in Pennsylvania to be certified through MFA, the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated wellness and fitness facilities.

The certification represents a significant acknowledgement of LECOM’s ability to provide for the health of the entire community and for the individuals taking responsibility for their overall health and wellness.
The LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center is the only facility statewide to be certified through the Medical Fitness Association.
“The achievement of the MFA certification is a perfect example of a how fitness is merging with healthcare by providing a continuum of wellness resources,” said Tyler Travis, Executive Director of the LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center. “The certification is also a great credit to the entire staff and their commitment to offering our valued members an experience unique to this region. We’re very proud and very excited.”

This program is the first and only certification offered specifically to medical fitness facilities — an industry that serves more than 4 million members worldwide. Based on the Medical Fitness Association’s internationally recognized Standards and Guidelines, the certification process involves a thorough, on-site review of a facility’s adherence to the prescribed standards and guidelines. The certification process is an integral part of ensuring that facilities provide a high level of quality and safety in their programs and services in order for them to become fully integrated into the local continuum of health care. The Medical Fitness Association Facility Certification is recognized as a mark of excellence in the health and wellness industry.

“With the implementation of the Accountable Care Act and its impact on healthcare systems beginning to be realized,” said Robert D Boone, FACHE, FMFA, President and CEO, Medical Fitness Association, “the industry is looking for ways to better manage and coordinate care for the communities they serve. As the incidence of chronic disease continues to rise, the need for more medically supervised, outcomes and accountability based exercise as medicine programs have never been more relevant in our industry than today.”

In recognition of the efforts made by the LECOM center, he said, “It is clear that the task to produce and deliver this revolution in the provision of healthcare, with all its necessary components and guidelines, is a herculean task. The LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center has taken an important step toward filling a gap in the current care delivery model. The time is now to implement these accountable models of health that help reduce the severity of chronic disease and improve the quality of life for those who participate.”

About The LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center

At the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Medical Fitness & Wellness Center, 5401 Peach St., we believe a peaceful mind and a calm spirit are just as important as a healthy body. In keeping with the Osteopathic philosophy of nurturing mind, body and spirit, we approach health and fitness from a holistic, medically integrated perspective. Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to focus on the total well-being of our members. We offer something for every wellness goal, from day-to-day health and fitness, to sports performance training and rehabilitation. The Center’s many amenities include a warm water therapy pool, an indoor golf simulator, massage and other spa therapies, a café, executive-style locker rooms, a three-lane track, educational programs, an indoor Zen garden, and more.

For more information, contact the LECOM Medical Fitness Center at 814-868-7800.