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Nearly $30,000 in Grants Support Establishment of Workout Space at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton|
DENTON, Texas — Employees and physicians on the medical staff of Texas Health Denton are now living examples of the hospital’s mission to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.
The hospital has opened a dedicated fitness space — with 24/7 access for employees and physicians — thanks to a $30,000 grant from Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation. Located in The Center for Women, the space features basic cardio equipment, such as a treadmill, elliptical and stationary bike, as well as a free weight station. Wellness education and fitness classes also will be available to employees and physicians who become members.
In 2010, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation granted nearly $90,000 from its Presby Fund to Texas Health Denton, marking the first major philanthropic gifts made to the hospital since it became a wholly-owned affiliate of Texas Health Resources in 2009. The grants have supported the opening of the new exercise space, as well as renovations and improvements to the Emergency Department (ED) triage and waiting areas.
“Our employees are what make our hospital extra special,” said Stan Morton, president of Texas Health Denton. “By dedicating space to fitness, we’re further demonstrating our active commitment to not only improving the health of those out in the community, but also those who work inside our organization.”
The Presby Fund is an annual community giving campaign sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation to support research, medical technology, patient care, continuing education and community outreach programs at the five Texas Health Presbyterian Hospitals. In 2010, Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation raised more than $1 million for the Presby Fund to support needs of the hospitals.
“We are grateful to all of our supporters who are investing in improving health care in our community,” said Jay McAuley, president of Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation. “As part of a not-for-profit health care system that relies on philanthropy to help fulfill its mission, we look forward to assisting Texas Health Denton with more programs in the future.”
About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Texas Health Denton is an accredited chest pain center and an affiliate of Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Denton.
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