New wellness, sports performance center announced |

New wellness, sports performance center announced

The Center of Excellence at Barton is expected to break ground this summer with an anticipated opening of early 2017.
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Barton announced a new facility,The Center of Excellence, that will house a team of medical experts, new equipment, and a place for patients to receive coordinated, team-based care in one location.

Barton will host educational wellness lectures for the community and employ a health navigator to guide community members to optimal health through Barton Health or other community services. It is slated to offer facilities for physical therapy; sports medicine and sports performance; and diagnosis-specific fitness and nutrition programs designed to support and enhance the lives of an active population.

The Barton Foundation received a $10 million gift to fund the building of the health and sports performance center on the Barton Memorial Hospital campus.

Local resident Lisa Maloff made the donation in memory of her late husband, Robert Maloff. The donation will fund an estimated 25,000-square-foot orthopedic, sports performance, and wellness center next to Barton Memorial Hospital overlooking Barton Meadow. The Robert Maloff Center of Excellence will integrate health, fitness and medical expertise to treat people holistically and improve overall well-being. It will expand on Barton’s offerings for healthy living and preventative medicine and build on a personalized, patient-centered experience, according to Barton representatives.

The facility will adhere to innovative green building practices and undergo the LEED certification process. Construction for the project is expected to break ground in the summer and is expected to open in early 2017.

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