Wellness 5K Walk/RunsStonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing excellent care, to every patient, every time. However, we have taken on the added responsibility of providing healthy choices to our local residents so that they can enjoy a healthful life from birth.
During the Hospital's 2019 Community Assessment, it was found that Lewis County ranks poorly on the national and state levels. For example, Lewis County residents are almost twice the national average to die prematurely. After surveying and the focus group work was completed, drug addiction headed the list of concerns for local residents. Next issues dealt with obesity and illnesses associated with it.
Therefore, the Hospital has been working with local entities to provide more physical fitness opportunities for children and adults here. Members of the Hospital staff served as project managers for at least two playgrounds in the City of Weston. The first is a commercial playground with swings, slides, a Noah's Ark, and play set for children in an area close to the Hospital. The second playground is a natural playground with natural items to play through. A natural playground allows children to enjoy nature at its best.
The most recent project is an urban orchards for Weston. It has 50 fruit trees, 20 fruit bushes, and eight nut trees planted close to SJMH.
The Hospital has also worked with other like-minded individuals to create a monthly walk/run activitiy. The race schedule for 2020 is included here. Participants can register the day of or go to Webscorer to register. Some of the races also have paper registration which can be accessed here.