The Center for Health Improvement Earns Medical Fitness Facility Recertification
Hays, KS – Date: The Center for Health Improvement (CHI) at HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System is pleased to announce today that it has achieved its third recertification by the Medical Fitness Association, the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated wellness and fitness facilities. This recertification represents a significant commitment, on the part of The Center for Health Improvement, to offer the highest standards of professional expertise and quality programming. The Center is here to help members develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle that minimizes the risk of illness and disease and promote overall wellness.
“We are very proud that we have achieved this significant milestone with MFA accreditation,” said Stephanie Howie, Fitness Director of CHI. “It is so gratifying to see the results people achieve in improving their health and knowing our programs, classes and professional staff contribute to their success.”
The Medical Fitness Association’s Facility Certification is the first and only certification offered specifically to facilities in the medical fitness industry—an industry that serves over four million members worldwide. Based on the Association’s internationally recognized Standards and Guidelines for Medical Fitness Facilities, the certification process involves an in-depth, on-site review of a facility’s adherence to a set of prescribed standards and guidelines. The certification process is an integral part of ensuring that facilities provide a high level of quality and safety in the programs and services they deliver in order for them to become fully integrated into the local continuum of healthcare. The Medical Fitness Association Facility Certification is recognized as a mark of excellence in the health and wellness industry.
“As the incidence of chronic disease continues to rise, the need for medical fitness facilities to offer a high standard of programming for the communities they serve is more important than ever,” said David Flench, FACHE, FMFA, Board Chair of the Medical Fitness Association. “Studies have shown that when people maintain an active lifestyle, especially in a safe environment, they reduce the risk of illness down the road. The Center for Health Improvement has taken an important step in providing this extraordinary level of care.”
Read more about a woman’s story and how CHI contributed to changing her life. https://www.haysmed.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Claudia-Engel-success-story-2021.pdf