Iberia Medical Center Joins Challenge to Help Louisianias Lose 200 Tons


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Iberia Medical Center Joins Challenge to Help Louisianias Lose 200 Tons - Thursday, January 02, 2014

Iberia Medical Center has joined Geaux Lite Louisiana, a statewide hospital weight loss challenge to help fight obesity and improve wellness in our state.

Geaux Lite Louisiana is an initiative created by the Louisiana Hospital Association to address the state's challenge with obesity. It is a competition in which hospital teams, made up of staff, family members, individuals and Community Partners, compete to get healthy. The goal is to lose 200 tons (400,000 pounds) statewide.
The challenge runs to April 1, 2014, and prizes will be awarded for hospitals and individuals. Four grand prizewinners in the state will each receive a $1,000 VISA gift card, a shirt and an invitation to the Geaux Lite Louisiana Celebration. Each hospital team will have a local winner as well, who will receive a $500 VISA gift card, a shirt and an invitation to the Geaux Lite Louisiana Celebration.

"Louisiana is the most obese state in the nation, said Parker Templeton, CEO of Iberia Medical Center. "We believe that being the trusted provider of health care also means being the trusted source of health and wellness.

Iberia Medical Center would like to invite community members and businesses to participate on the hospital's team. To register, visit www.GeauxLite.org. Make sure you select Iberia Medical Center as your team. Weigh-ins for the public will be available January 6 and January 9 between 7:30 - 9:00am and 3:30 - 5:00pm. Follow-up weigh-in will be every other Thursday at the same time beginning January 23. All weigh-ins will take place in Classroom A at Iberia Medical Center.

For more information about the Geaux Lite Louisiana Statewide Hospital Weight Loss Challenge or to sign your business up as a Community Partner, contact Alison Pichoff, Education/Quality RN at 374-7592.


 

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