Lexington, Ky. – KentuckyOne Health continues to expand its wellness initiatives throughout the Commonwealth with the opening of the newest Healthy Lifestyle Center at Saint Joseph Hospital. The new location brings Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease™—a form of intensive cardiac rehab—to Lexington for the first time.
The Healthy Lifestyle Centers are a new concept in prevention and wellness introduced by KentuckyOne Health in 2014. The centers provide medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and more to help people get and stay healthy.
The Saint Joseph Hospital location is 3,500 s.f. and features cardio equipment including elliptical machines, treadmills and recumbent bikes, free weights and patient consultation areas.
The Saint Joseph Hospital location complements the Healthy Lifestyle Center at Saint Joseph East, known as John B. Lally CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation, and will ensure convenient access to these programs for more patients.
“The Healthy Lifestyle Centers in Louisville have been so well received and we are seeing tremendous benefits in the lives of patients who participate in these programs,” said Alice Bridges, vice president of healthy communities, KentuckyOne Health. “We are pleased to expand this new concept in prevention and wellness to Lexington and the surrounding areas.”
The Healthy Lifestyle Center at Saint Joseph Hospital offers three distinct services: lifestyle medicine, cardiac rehab and the Ornish Reversal Program.
Lifestyle Medicine is a fitness membership program available to anyone who can benefit from exercise and education coordinated by nurses and exercise physiologists. It offers personal health coaching for people coping with diabetes, pain, cancer, obesity, heart disease and more.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a service typically covered by insurance for 36 sessions following a qualifying heart condition.
The Ornish Reversal Program is intensive cardiac rehab that focuses on comprehensive lifestyle changes to slow, stop and even reverse the progression of coronary artery disease. KentuckyOne Health is the only health system in Kentucky to offer this nationally recognized treatment option, and our new Healthy Lifestyle Center is the only location in Lexington to offer this treatment option. KentuckyOne Health began offering the Ornish Reversal Program in Louisville in June 2015.
“Cardiac rehab has tremendous benefits for individuals who have experienced a cardiac event,” said Steve Lin, MD, cardiologist with KentuckyOne Health Cardiology Associates in Lexington and medical director of cardiac rehab programs offered by KentuckyOne Health in Lexington. “Our new Healthy Lifestyle Center provides an inviting place for our patients to come to rehab and continue their wellness journey, all at one facility close to home.”
Healthy Lifestyle Center programs require physician referral, but the center’s staff can assist with the referral process.
For more information about the centers, visit kentuckyonehealth.org/healthylifestyle or call 859.313.4793.