Memorial Health & Lifestyles Center takes part in Healthy Me! Program
Balance begins here. It’s a simple statement with a lot of meaning.
According to Sarah Strefling, Fitness Promotions Manager and Cancer Fitness Specialist for Memorial Health & Lifestyles Center, the focus of the organization is on, “health and wellness which encompasses more than just the physical aspect, but also your nutritional needs, emotional and mental.”
As you enter the facility, which is located at 111 West Jefferson Boulevard in South Bend, you’ll be greeted with bright colors and friendly employees. If you’ve never been to Memorial Health and Lifestyles, park on the third floor of the parking garage located at the corner of Wayne and Jefferson streets and follow the signs. The inspirational messages and excitement of the people around you will be just the inspiration you need to put one foot in front of the other to become active!
Automated Lab relies on robotics
In 1997, The Medical Foundation was the first laboratory in the United States to install the Clinical Laboratory Automation Systems (CLAS) robotics system enabling the process of automating specimen testing. It was a process, according to the Director of General Laboratory Operations, Brett Colter, that allowed the Foundation to centralize a large portion of testing which made it more efficient, eliminated redundant equipment, and lowered labor costs.
The robotics system, which was upgraded to the Roche Modular Pre-Analytic (MPA) in 2008, is the current system that is used to process approximately 2,500 to 3,000 specimens daily.
“This system takes up about 25% of the space the old system used to take. It has a lot more logic function that can handle more algorithms for handing specimens. It also has a higher capacity and is much faster,” said Colter.
Apply to be a participant in our Healthy Me! Program
Do you wish you could lose that 25 pounds of extra weight you’ve been carrying around for the last few years, but nothing seems to work? Do you know you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, but you just can’t seem to figure out how to lower it? Most people would like to become healthier, but they just don’t seem to know what to do to make it happen.
The Medical Foundation wants you to be healthy in 2014 and we’re asking members of the community to submit your personal stories and struggles with becoming healthier. In 500 words or less, along with your name, address, phone number, age and current health status, tell us your story and email it to email@example.com before March 21st at 5pm. Submissions may also be sent to The Medical Foundation c/o Colleen Hahn, 530 North Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601. We’ll choose six participants who will receive all the tools necessary to become healthier.