Here is our team, sitting together @ the Creation Health "train the trainers" seminar. From left to right...Bob (Wellness Director, Takoma Regional), Tracy (Wellness Director, Laughlin Memorial) and me.
The 2-day training was a great opportunity for us to put some faces with names, meet others who are implementing Creation Health in their own churches and communities, as well as gain new ideas on how to do this. They even had us share how the program came about in Greene County, how we are implementing it, as well as how to best partner with the hospitals (and other entities - schools, churches, businesses, health departments, etc) in the community!
They must have liked what we had to say, because they have invited us to come back in January and speak to another group!
While we were there, we had the opportunity to tour some key places in the life of Creation Health.
The Creation Health Headquarters. An amazing facility, which was built with Creation Health principles in mind.
Florida Hospital, which is the flagship hospital for Creation Health. This is the view from one of the patient rooms, which were really more like hotel rooms!
They even have Creation Health cups in their cafeteria and magazines in their patient rooms!
Celebration Health, more like a resort than a hospital! When Walt Disney decided to create the perfect community in Celebration, Florida Hospital won the bid to build the hospital that would serve this community!
They even have a fitness center, pro shop and day spa inside!
It was great to see Creation Health in action in all 3 of these facilities, and to gain ideas for our own hospitals and community.
We did have a little free time, to sight see and visit with friends. Here we are @ Downtown Disney!
All in all, it was a wonderful trip! It was encouraging to hear that we are on the right track here in Greene County! We are excited to be back, to start implementing new ideas and to keep moving forward on our community wellness journey!
Will you join us?
|About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Worship Pastor at FBC Greeneville, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.|