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2013 Medical Fitness Facility & Professionals of the Year Awards
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These awards celebrate and honor the best and the brightest in medical fitness center management. Awards, in a variety of categories, identify those facilities, programs and individuals that are deserving of recognition for their achievements.  Awards were presented by the Association's CEO & President, Bob Boone, during the 2013 Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in San Diego, California. Click on the award category to see who won or continue to scroll down the page. 

Marla Richmond, MS, Memorial Education Award

Leader of the Year Award - Director of Education/Outreach

Leader of the Year Award - Executive Director/General Manager

Pioneer Award

Certified Facility of the Year Award

Program Innovation Award

Medical Fitness Week

Rising Star Awards


 

Marla Richmond, MS, Memorial Education Award

Presented to Lauren Gladwin ~ Consultant
LGA Consulting - Marana, AZ

 

Leader of the Year Award - Director of Education/Outreach

*no nominations/winner for 2013*

 

Leader of the Year Award - Executive Director/General Manager

Presented to Bob Brown ~ Manager
Spartanburg Regional Health Wellness - Spartanburg, SC

 

Pioneer Award

Presented to Neil Bryd ~ Director of Wellness Services
Rex UNC Health Care - Raleigh, NC

 

Certified Facility of the Year Award

Presented to Tri-Health Fitness & Health Pavilion, accepted by Deb Riggs ~ General Manager

Tri-Health Fitness & Health Pavilion - Cincinnati, OH

 

Program Innovation Awards

 

First Place:

"Exercise is Medicine"

Tri-Health Fitness & Health Pavilion - Cincinnati, OH

 

Honorable Mentions:

"Fitness is Power"
Lifeworks of Southwest General ~ Middleburg Heights, OH


"Health Revolution"
CaroMont Health ~ Gastonia, NC


"Trek for Treasure"
United General ~ Sedro-Woolley, WA


"Wellness Center Collaboration"
Center for Health & Lifestyle Management ~ Bradenton, FL


"Wolfe Cancer Wellness"
McConnell Heart Health Center ~ Columbus, OH 

 

Medical Fitness Week

Total Number of Steps Walked:

First Place - UNC Wellness Centers at Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC with 78,007,436 steps

Second Place - Saint Francis Medical Center Fitness Plus, Cape Girardeau, MO with 57,774,901 steps

Third Place - Synery, St. Jude Medical Fitness Center, Brea, CA with 48,548,325 steps

Average Number of Steps Walked per Person:

First Place - Hancock Wellness Center with 159,842 steps

Second Place - Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health & Wellness, Nashville, TN with 82,146 steps

Third Place - UNC Wellness Centers at Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC with 82,575 steps

 

Rising Star Awards

Central Region - Tie for Rising Star:

Brad Higgins ~ Operations Manager
Akron General Health & Wellness Center - Akron, OH

Suzette Valiton ~ General Manager
Promedica Wildwood Athletic Club - Toledo, OH

SouthCentral Region:

*no nominations/winner*

SouthEast:

Sandy Ritter ~ Support Services Coordinator
FirstHealth Center for Health & Fitness - Pinehurst, NC

 

NorthEast:

*no nominations/winner

West:

*no nominations/winner

International:

Sharad Johnson ~ Clinical Exercise Specialist 
Nassau - Bahamas


 

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