Florida Medical Center joins the City of Lauderdale Lakes for the Mayor’s Health Challenge. This 6-month long weight-loss challenge is free and is open to all residents of Lauderdale Lakes and Florida Medical Center employees.
“I am looking forward to the City of Lauderdale Lakes becoming a healthier community. And it is with great pleasure that we partner with Florida Medical Center to pursue this healthy challenge.” said Mayor Hazelle Rogers, City of Lauderdale Lakes.
Monthly weigh in
During the course of the 6-month health challenge, Florida Medical Center will offer a monthly weigh-in to enable participants on track their progress. There will also be free screenings and consultations with one of the hospital staff members on exercise, nutrition, blood pressure, cholesterol checks and weight loss surgery for those who meet the requirements.
“Florida Medical Center is honored to partner with the City of Lauderdale Lakes on this healthy lifestyle initiative,” said Trey Abshier, Chief Executive Officer of Florida Medical Center. “My hope is that in 6 months, our community will be healthier, and our city will be 1,000 pounds lighter!”
The Mayor’s Health Challenge began on October 24th. Each month, participants will be asked to check-in at Florida Medical Center and their weight loss progress will be monitored and tracked.
Below are the dates for the check-in events:
Tuesday, November 21st, 8:30am – 9:30am
Tuesday, December 19th, 8:30am – 9:30am
Tuesday, January 23rd, 8:30am – 9:30am
Tuesday, February 20th, 8:30am – 9:30am
Tuesday, March 20th, 8:30am – 9:30am
To register or for more information call 1-954-535-2785.
About Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore
Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore is a 459-bed acute care hospital founded in 1973. Located at 5000 West Oakland Park Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Florida Medical Center is the home of The Heart Institute of Florida, the hospital’s center for cardiac services which offers a Hybrid Operating Suite, Heart Valve Clinic, Chest Pain Center and the Aortic Disease Institute of Florida.
The hospital is one of the only Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Western Broward County as designated by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, allowing physicians and staff to offer a higher level of stroke care to its patients. Florida Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Loss Center is also a designated Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Florida Medical Center offers a broad range of medical and surgical services including: neurology and neurosurgery, a comprehensive orthopedics program, urology, psychiatry, gynecology, diagnostic imaging, pain center, wound care, diabetes education and 24-hour emergency services. Florida Medical Center has also recently opened a dedicated Senior Care Unit and Senior ER to accommodate the needs of the aging community. Florida Medical Center is the first hospital in Florida to achieve full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Resuscitation Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
Florida Medical Center received the following awards from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals: ranked among the top 10% in the nation for cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures in 2014, five-star recipient for Coronary Intervention Procedures for 3 years in a row (2013-2015), five-star recipient for coronary interventional procedures for three years in a row (2013-2015), and five-star recipient for the treatment of heart failure (2014-2015 and 2017).
Florida Medical Center has also received recognition from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award in stroke care and the target stroke honor roll, the highest distinction awarded for stroke care. Florida Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.
For more news on initiatives by Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers, visit the link: Lauderdale Lakes Pass Resolution to Combat Hate