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KentuckyOne Health Opens Healthy Lifestyle Center Downtown

 Louisville, Ky. (February 26, 2015)—KentuckyOne Health continues to expand its wellness initiatives with the opening of the newly renovated Healthy Lifestyle Center in downtown Louisville. Located in KentuckyOne Health Medical Plaza II at 250 East Liberty Street, the new location is the third Healthy Lifestyle Center in Louisville.

The Healthy Lifestyle Centers are a new concept in prevention and wellness that provide medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and more to help people get and stay healthy. In 2014, KentuckyOne Health opened Healthy Lifestyle locations at Medical Center Jewish Northeast and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.

The downtown location is 6,270 square feet and includes: the latest cardio equipment including elliptical machines, treadmills and recumbent bikes; free weights; massage and acupuncture rooms; an area for yoga and tai chi classes; and patient consultation areas.

“With the completion of the downtown location, we now have three Healthy Lifestyle Centers in different areas of the city so that staying healthy and well is easy and convenient for our community” said Alice Bridges, vice president of Healthy Communities, KentuckyOne Health.

The Healthy Lifestyle Centers offer three distinct services. Lifestyle Medicine is a fitness membership program available to anyone who can benefit from exercise and education coordinated by nurses and exercise physiologists. It offers personal health coaching for people coping with diabetes, pain, cancer, obesity, heart disease and more.

Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation is a service typically covered by insurance for 36 sessions following a qualifying heart or lung condition.

“Cardiac rehab has tremendous benefits for individuals who have experienced a cardiac event,” said Paul J. Rogers, M.D., medical director of cardiac rehab for the centers. “Our Healthy Lifestyle Centers make it easy for our patients to come to rehab and continue their wellness journey, all at one facility close to home.”

The Centers also offer integrative medicine services including massage therapy, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, chronic muscle pain therapy and more. A growing body of research shows that integrative health care can complement conventional medicine to diminish the consequences of unhealthy lifestyles by preventing illness and reducing symptoms.

Consultations with a board-certified integrative medicine physician are available to help individuals determine what services may be best for their needs. These consultations can be particularly helpful for individuals with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Those with chronic pain, arthritis, digestive issues, stress/anxiety, depression, taking multiple medications, insomnia and cancer can also benefit from an integrative medicine consultation.

Consultations are provided by Deborah Ballard, M.D. M.P.H., an integrative internal medicine physician. Dr. Ballard is certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

The Lifestyle Medicine fitness program and integrative services are open to anyone. Cardiac rehab requires physician referral. 

Establishment of the three Healthy Lifestyle Centers was made possible by the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation, which provided $3 million for capital and startup costs.

For more information about the centers, visit or call 502.581.0110. Services and gift certificates can be purchased online.


About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.



Publish date: 

Thursday, February 26, 2015