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Board Member Accepts New Position at Key Health Institute

Wednesday, July 17, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rebecca Nordan
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Mike Dupuis, a 38 year health and fitness industry veteran, has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer for Key Health Institute, LLC., Oklahoma City, OK. Dupuis had spent the previous 11 years as Vice President/Executive Director of HealthWorks Fitness Center, El Dorado, Arkansas. There, he converted a 29,000 sq ft. YWCA with 725 members in a town with 20,000 residents into a 49,000 sq. ft. medically integrated health and wellness center with a stable membership of over 5,000. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Operations for TBG Development, St. Louis, MO responsible for opening, operating, and overseeing facilities over 14 states including several nationally recognized facilities such as The Fitness Centre at Celebration Health in Disney’s Town of Celebration, FL and HealthPoint Fitness Center, Waltham, MA, home training center for the Boston Celtics.


Kevin Blaylock, Managing Partner of Key Health Institute, LLC is very pleased to add a man of Mike Dupuis’ stature and skills to be a significant member of building a management team for the growth of Key Health. "Our management team has built a reputation over the last 20 years of building successful physician owned enterprises and we believe Mike will be an invaluable part of continuing that success”


Dupuis is immediate past President and Chairman of the Board of the Medical Fitness Association and a Lead Inspector and Certifier for the Association. He also serves as adviser for a fitness technology company called "Fit3D”, the Next Generation Fitness Assessment Platform, . His office will be located in Little Rock, AR and he can be reached by email at .


About Key Health Institute - Key Health Institute™, LLC (KHI) has developed an innovative preventative healthcare model with the capacity to meet the needs of the evolving healthcare industry. This model integrates the most advanced and proven components of a successful Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) clinic with additional synergistic services to offer a complete physician-owned, preventative care facility. The KHI model will partner with physicians and healthcare professionals to build and merge the future of preventative healthcare and medically integrated wellness with tomorrow’s technology. It is positioned to address the needs of employees, to meet the wellness goals of their employers and provide verifiable data to qualify for health premium incentives. KHI proposes a Patient-Centered Medical Home, Key Clinic, where physician owners use proprietary patient health assessments and evidence-based medicine to prescribe Health Improvement Plans for their patients. The Health Improvement Plan will be carried out in the co-located Key Wellness Center and Key Physical Therapy facility. An advanced electronic health technology system will manage patient health records and monitors progress on each patient’s health improvement plan. Each patient’s progress will be available to the physician team for monitoring and updates. It also provides the evidence of compliance needed by employers and employees to receive the premium incentives of the Affordable Care Act. Nutrition, exercise and other health education classes are offered to assist patients in improving their lifestyle and meeting the goals of their Health Improvement Plan.


According to Rick Mason, Chief Development Officer for Key Health Institute, "the KHI model creates a high-value, one-stop, healthcare shop for today’s multitasking individual. There are many advantages over other medically integrated wellness centers, health clubs and physical therapy clinics. The most evident is the co-location of synergistic business centers needed to prescribe and implement the Health Improvement Plan. Others include a healthier and more productive workforce for local employers, financial incentives for employers and employees who meet health care goals and a new thriving business for the community”. For further information go to


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