Thank you again for attending the 5th Annual Medical Fitness Institute. Your participation helped create a truly special event for all. From the keynote addresses to the in depth presentations the attendees were not only engaged, but moved to action!
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From Soldier to Survivor: Key Leadership for a Life
Presented by MSG Mark Vomund
Special Forces Green Beret MSG
Mark Vomund will discuss the challenges he faces after being wounded by an
improvised explosive device (IED) in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Further, he will
detail the unexpected, yet crucial leadership which continues to help him
develop his new identity after over three years of rehabilitation.
Medical Fitness 101: Orientation to
Effective Medical Fitness Models
Presented by Doug Ribley, Senior Vice President, Health & Wellness, Akron General
Health System, Ohio
role in healthcare makes us different from other facilities in your
community. Understanding what sets a
medically integrated facility apart from others and how the industry and
Association came to be will help you lead others in this field. Medical
Fitness 101 provides a solid background in understanding key issues that
differentiate medical fitness centers in their market.
Presented by Jeff Casey, CFO,
Moore Regional Hospital, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, North Carolina
a medical fitness center takes expertise in more than Exercise Phys and
fitness. You need to understand basic
financial concepts and to have the ability to speak with and work with your
organization’s finance department, and communicate your success to
administration in order to be successful.
Successful implementation of facility
standards and Guidelines toward financial and integration success
Presented by David Flench, Hancock
Regional Hospital, Indiana
a difference……. The MFA Standards and
Guidelines were developed as a road map for managers like you to develop best
practices for medical fitness centers in an effort to meet the needs of your
community. Learn how this facility used
them to transition into a medical fitness operation, maximizing its role in the continuum of care
for the prevention and management of disease and the financial success of it’s
Strategic Planning for Managers &
Presented by Patrick Coughlin,
President, Sandhills Chamber of Commerce
strategic plan helps keep your long term vision at the forefront of your
efforts amidst the hectic day-to-day operation of a medical fitness
center. Learn how to develop, implement
and find success with a strategic plan.
Presented by: R.L. "Van” VanAntwerp LT. General,
US Army (Ret.)
retired from the Army after 39 years of service and a final
assignment as Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S
Army Corps of Engineers. He oversaw a $40+ billion program including
most of the Nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction on
over 150 Army and Air Force installations and led over 37,000
employees who provided engineering, project management, construction, and
operation and maintenance support in nearly 100 countries around the world.
Marketing Medical Fitness
Presented by Neil Byrd, Director, Rex Wellness and Ellen Geanes, Social Media
Coordinator, FirstHealth of the Carolinas
Learn how medical
fitness centers play a role in helping a health care organization achieve its mission of providing
comprehensive health care to the community through successful integration and
execution of the marketing plan.
Presented by Bud Grey, Vice President Wellness/Fitness and Jenna
Bartlett, Director of Wellness Development, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va
example of a successful medical membership program for employees and community
launched in January 2013 that has received over 1500 referrals to date!
Integrating Cardiac Rehab into your Medical
Presented by Bob
Brown, MPH, MBA, Manager of Heart Wellness Program at Spartanburg Regional, SC,
Current SEMFA Chair
The audience will understand the importance of clinically integrating
Cardiac Rehab into their program and how to build a continuum of care for the
patient through inpatient procedure all the way through post rehabilitation.
This session will show how outcomes will help improve your physician referral
Integrating Nontraditional Fitness Programming into
your Traditional Medical Fitness Center
Presented by Kari Garbark, MS,
Program Manager and Randy Ballard, Exercise Manager, FirstHealth Centers for
Health & Fitness
how you can extend your appeal to new clientele through embracing and offering
new and varied programs. Walk away with
specific plans for implementing successful group personal training.
Medical Fitness Association Involvement
Presented by Bob Boone, President and CEO, Medical
Fitness Association, Richmond, Virginia
of Medical Fitness Association needs for volunteer work on various
committees/projects. Explore roadmap to
becoming a Fellow of the Medical Fitness Association and how to become a leader
in this growing industry. Bob will also
solicit your input on the future direction of the Association.