Beth M Rouse Rehab & Wellness Center Grand Opening
March 29, 2017 3:28 pm
Blessing and Dedication Ceremony Marks Grand Opening of Beth M. Rouse Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Providence Hospital
Local civic leaders, board members, hospital administrators and other supporters of Providence Hospital gathered last week as Monsignor G. Warren Wall led the blessing and dedication of the Beth M. Rouse Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Providence.
The center was recently refurbished, thanks to funds raised by the Festival of Flowers, the Providence Hospital Foundation’s annual spring community event. All funds raised by the festival are reinvested in projects for the hospital. A generous anonymous donation was also dedicated to the project.
Improvements to the wellness center include cosmetic upgrades including new flooring throughout, new counter tops in the locker rooms, updated lockers, fresh paint and artwork along with new signage and landscaping. The center has also installed new cardiovascular exercise equipment that includes treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and rowing machines that utilize water for a realistic workout experience.
The wellness center was renamed to honor Mobile attorney Rouse, a longtime supporter and diligent advocate of the hospital and its mission. She has served on the board of directors since 2008 and was named the hospital’s first lay board chair in 2009, serving until 2013.
Membership in the Beth M. Rouse Rehabilitation and Wellness Center is open to the public. In addition to fitness equipment, the center offers a variety of fitness classes for all abilities, including water classes, yoga, pilates and others. The center is also home to the hospital’s cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program, a medically supervised rehabilitative program designed for those with heart and lung disease.
Founded in 1854 and based in Mobile, Ala., Providence Hospital offers 349 beds and comprehensive healthcare for emergency, cardiovascular, cancer, orthopedics, obstetrics and surgical services, as well as an outpatient diagnostic center and a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center. Providence Hospital has been designated a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama for spine, hip and knee surgeries, reflecting a high level of performance in patient safety and outcomes. For more information, visit www.providencehospital.org or call 251-633-1000.
On the Gulf Coast, Providence based in Mobile, Alabama, and Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Providence, visit www.providencehospital.org.