Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility

Jan 15, 2014, 08:00 ET from Cadence Health

First Certified Facility in Chicago's Western Suburbs

GENEVA, Ill., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cadence Fitness & Health Center has been certified as a Medical Fitness Center by the Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization assisting medically integrated health and fitness centers to achieve their full potential. The Cadence Fitness & Health Center is the only certified fitness center in the western suburbs and second in the Chicagoland area.

"The certification means the Cadence Fitness & Health Center meets guidelines set by the Medical Fitness Association to ensure that our programs and services deliver medically integrated outcomes to its members," said Brian Babka, M.D., Cadence Physician Group Sports Medicine. "We are proud to offer a variety of programs with an educated approach to help improve the fitness, health and well-being of the communities we serve."

Located in Geneva on the Delnor Campus, the Cadence Fitness & Health Center is a 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that offers programs overseen by teams of professionally trained and certified health promotion specialists.  The programs offered at the Center include:

  • Cardiac Fitness for cardiac rehab patients;
  • Diabetes Exercise Care Program;
  • Survivor Care for cancer patients;
  • Aftercare for people who have completed physical therapy, but still want a supervised exercise program;
  • Right Weigh for people who are interested in getting their weight under control.

"In addition to personal trainers, many of our members work with dietitians and life coaches and receive pre- and post-program health assessments that are used to set and measure fitness goals," said Babka.

The Medical Fitness Association was founded in 1991.  There are 26 MFA-certified centers in the United States. 

About Cadence Health

Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System based in Winfield, Ill., and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva, Ill. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1.1 million patients in Chicago's western suburbs. For six of the past seven years (2006-2010, 2012), Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) has been selected by Truven Health Analytics as one of the "100 Top Hospitals in the U.S." Delnor Hospital recently received accreditation by the American College of Surgeon's National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers for the Delnor Center for Breast Health. CDH and Delnor currently maintain affiliations with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for pediatric specialty care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. Both hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Cadence Health employs more than 7,400 professionals providing care across an interdependent network of healthcare organizations. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 250 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. For more information or to find a doctor, please visit www.cadencehealth.org.

About Medical Fitness Association

The Medical Fitness Association is a not for profit member organization, whose purpose is to lead in the development and operational success of medically integrated fitness centers impacting the "global health continuum of care" by providing research, industry standards, operational guidelines, educational programming, benchmarking, outcome measurements, professional development, and networking opportunities accomplished through its webinar series, regional meetings, Medical Fitness Institute, Annual Conference and publications.

SOURCE Cadence Health