May 18, 2015
Lee’s Summit Medical Center,—part of HCA Midwest Health,Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider— and Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation are committed to creating a healthy community. Over the past few months, the hospital has been working with Lee’s Summit Parks and Rec to identify opportunities to leverage the strengths of both organizations. In January, LSMC started supporting the LSPR Rev-Up program in providing health education seminars giving participants a chance to hear directly from a physician or specialist and ask questions. In addition, the hospital is working with LSPR to support their Camp Summit program this summer with educating the children on healthy lifestyles.
Together, Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Lee’s Summit Parks and Recs have developed a third opportunity- the LSMC/LSPR RevUp Challenge. The LSPR RevUp Program is a 12-week wellness program that consists of personal training sessions, health assessments, nutrition classes and free membership to all Legacy Park Community Center facilities and classes. In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle to our Lee’s Summit community, LSMC and LSPR are participating in a friendly competition completing a condensed, six week version of the RevUp program.
The RevUp Challenge kicked off on Monday, March 23rd with directors, physicians and board members from LSMC and staff, directors and board members from LSPR coming together for a healthy, kick of luncheon. LSMC and LSPR teams will also compete in a weekly wellness challenge such as number of steps participants take in one day, or amount of water consumed. At the end of the six weeks, our teams will reunite for another healthy lunch and some fun awards highlighting the results of this challenge.
An awards luncheon was held May 12 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center to recognize participants and the program’s success. Between the hospital and LSPR participants, 104.5 pounds were lost over the six-week program. Lee’s Summit Medical Center CEO Matt Sogard, FACHE, and Tom Lovell, Administrator for LSPR, participated in the successful challenge.