ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again adding more options for today's consumers, St. Joseph Health is bringing a ground-breaking Wellness Corner to Anaheim, Calif. The site, at 200 W. Center Street Promenade in Anaheim, will provide routine medical care, along with services that promote healthy lifestyles for the local workforce and residents.
The 1,135 -square foot Wellness Center is the first-of-its-kind in central and northern Orange County. Similar to Wellness Corners that St. Joseph Health has developed in southern Orange County, this newest addition offers primary care for annual physicals, minor illnesses and chronic conditions; lifestyle coaching for nutrition, sleep, stress and exercise; specialty labs such as cardiometabolic testing (for cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes) and micronutrient analysis (for vitamin and mineral deficiencies), as well as routine laboratory services.
"As the region's experts in providing health and wellness where people live and work, we are so excited to extend our reach to central and northern Orange County. This is yet another example of our commitment to making many options for health and wellness services more accessible for the communities we serve," says Annette Walker, chief executive for St. Joseph Health. "People throughout Orange County have always counted on us for outstanding hospitals and physician offices. With the Wellness Corners, we are proud to include extremely convenient access to medical and wellness services as part of our continuum of care."
"We welcome St. Joseph Health's Wellness Corner and share in their goal of making Anaheim one of the healthiest communities in the nation," says Anaheim mayor Tom Tait. "Everyone knows that Anaheim is an outstanding place to have a home or business, and now with this latest addition, good health has just become even more accessible."
St. Joseph Health operates the Wellness Corner at Kinetic in Newport Beach, Calif. and three other Wellness Corners in Irvine, Calif., at the Jamboree Center office community, The Village Irvine Spectrum apartments and St. Joseph Health's corporate office at Park Place. Additionally, the health system works with corporate partners Western Digital and Masimo in Irvine to provide wellness centers exclusively for their employees.
The Anaheim site will serve local residents and workers, as well as employees of St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare's administrative office, which is located just steps away. Most insurance plans are accepted and those patients who want follow-up consultation with a physician who is part of St. Joseph Health network will find selecting a network physician simple to do.
Since their inception, the St. Joseph Health Wellness Corners have achieved significant health improvement outcomes. Among the outcomes experienced at the St. Joseph Health employee site are increased productivity and a decrease in those rated high-risk for chronic disease. Wellness Center users also rate the service extremely high - 98.5 percent satisfaction and many said they would have likely avoided preventive and basic care had they not had the services immediately available to them.
About St. Joseph Health
A part of Providence St. Joseph Health, St. Joseph Health (SJH) is a not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery system that includes 16 hospitals, physician organizations, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services and community outreach services. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, SJH remains rooted to the sisters' traditions of assessing a community's needs and adapting strategies to meet those needs. Today, SJH continues its work in the tradition of the sisters through its wide networks of outstanding services.
In Orange County, St. Joseph Health and Hoag came together to form the St. Joseph Hoag Health network. St. Joseph Hoag Health has earned some of the highest honors for medical care, including Magnet designation for its hospitals (the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence). The Orange County network includes flagship hospitals (Hoag Newport Beach, Hoag Irvine, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, St. Joseph Hospital Orange and St. Jude Medical Center), eight medical groups and physician networks, numerous outpatient and urgent care facilities and seven Wellness Corners. The network is also affiliated with CHOC Children's and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.
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SOURCE St. Joseph Health