When Wellness Becomes Fitness

When Wellness Becomes Fitness

CrossFit KMC is located at the Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, Illinois, and is one of the first CrossFit affiliates to open on a hospital campu

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CrossFit KMC is located at the Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, Illinois, and is one of the first CrossFit affiliates to open on a hospital campus.

KMC CEO Steve Tenhouse and Director of Health and Wellness Services Josh Newton are using CrossFit to give the hospital a new focus: keeping people out of the hospital.

“A lot of health care organizations are reactive and prescriptive in nature,” Newton says.

KMC leaders wanted to change that.

“We really sat down and tried to look to see where health care was going to go,” Tenhouse explains. “What we realized is that this organization, Kirby Medical Center, needs to be about not only health care, but about health and about disease prevention and not just disease treatment.”

Likewise, the hospital changed its vision statement.

“I think what we’re doing here at CrossFit KMC is influential in the health care community,” Newton says, “impacting people’s lives in a positive way.”

Video by Michael Dalton.

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    Wow, like it very much! Greetings from Germany…

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    So glad to see a medical center embrace the concept of disease prevention and not just symptom-address. I hope this model is successful and permeates the rest of the healthcare industry.

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    Awesome story! Thanks for sharing!

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    CrossFit is the future.

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    FAN-FLIPPING-TASTIC! I've been saying this (1:55) for years and years and people called me judgmental. Sorry if the doc who tells my father to be more active and eat better for a healthier heart but yet cannot see his own feet to tie his shoes…sorry the advice is going to fall on deaf ears.

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    You guys doing the do the right thing! And that guy with no hand, doing pushups and pullups is amazing!

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    Hmmmmmm…maybe because our healthcare system is all about making money. This is very refreshing to see.

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    amazing! this is why i love CF!

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    great story

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    Que irado, Véi! Daqui uns 50 anos também teremos um centro desse aqui no Brasil. Só esperar.

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    Looks like Murph for the WOD. Not a bad choice to film

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    I love crossfit , some people say its dangerous and it makes no sense because we care about our health and they just judge what they don't know

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    first but sick nasty

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