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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!

Each participant received an email containing a copy of the attendee/speaker contact list as well as a link to the feedback survey. We encourage you to please take a few moments and complete the feedback form

Please utilize your contact list and reach out to the individual speaker if you can not locate their presentation link below. Thank you. 


From Soldier to Survivor: Key Leadership for a Life Changing Event 
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

Our 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.

Financial Management

Presented by Jeff Casey, CFO, Moore Regional Hospital, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, North Carolina

Managing 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

Making 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 healthcare partner.


Strategic Planning for Managers & Directors

Presented by Patrick Coughlin, President, Sandhills Chamber of Commerce

A 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.


Motivational Leadership

Presented by:  R.L. "Van” VanAntwerp LT. General, US Army (Ret.)

Van 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

An 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 Fitness Program

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 pattern.


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

See 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 and Leadership

Presented by Bob Boone, President and CEO, Medical Fitness Association, Richmond, Virginia

Discussion 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.

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