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May 16, 2013
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$200,000 sponsorship includes naming, use of new HMG Competition Pool
Holston Medical Group (HMG) announced a $200,000 Kingsport Aquatic Center sponsorship at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 16. This public-private partnership benefits the center, HMG and our region.
“Holston Medical Group’s vision is to engage our patients and the communities we serve to become the healthiest region in America,” said HMG President and CEO Scott Fowler, MD, JD. “As a community partner with a vested interest in the health and wellness of our region, we celebrate the opportunities the new Kingsport Aquatic Center will provide.”
With indoor facilities opening May 17 and an outdoor water park attraction opening May 25, the Kingsport Aquatic Center is the region’s newest, most comprehensive public aquatic and recreation facility. The $17 million center is located at the foot of scenic Bays Mountain in Kingsport’s Meadowview district and offers amenities and programming for residents and visitors of all ages, children through seniors.
HMG’s sponsorship provides funding for programming and maintenance of the aquatic center. As part of the sponsorship, the region’s only indoor Olympic-size, eight-lane, 50-meter pool will be known as the “HMG Competition Pool.” HMG will also have designated times to provide rehabilitative therapies and classes for their patients as well as the general public at the center.
“We are all working toward the same goal,” said Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips. “The state-of-the-art Kingsport Aquatic Center is designed to promote healthy lifestyles in our community.
Having strong partnerships with groups like Holston Medical Group helps define the center as a true community venue.”
In addition to the HMG Competition Pool, the 46,000-square-foot indoor facility also features a leisure pool with water slide; a four-lane, 25-meter, zero-entry pool specially designed for instruction and therapy; plus one-meter and three-meter diving platforms. The center’s world-class pools and equipment are designed for all levels of competitive sports.
“This is an exceptional facility for strength, conditioning, and rehabilitation,” added HMG Chairman of the Board Dallas Shone, MD, and HMG gastroenterologist, who joined Dr. Fowler in the presentation of the check. “We are extremely pleased to be a part of bringing our region a recreational facility that will benefit families year-round, promoting a lifestyle of health and wellness.”
Outdoors, the Kingsport Aquatic Center features a water park attraction, open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, offering a large pool with a water playground and lily pad crossing, two water slides, a 900-foot lazy river and a concession area.
American Red Cross swim lessons, water aerobics, safety courses, facility rentals and lane rentals will be available in the new center. Complete birthday party package options are also available. For more information, visit http://www.swimkingsport.com.
About Holston Medical Group
Established in 1977, Holston Medical Group is one of the Southeast’s largest multi-specialty provider groups, with more than 150 primary care and specialty care providers. HMG has the distinction of being one of Tennessee’s first multi-specialty NCQA Level III patient-centered medical homes. With locations in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, Holston Medical Group provides more than a dozen areas of medical specialty including: allergic diseases; endocrinology and metabolism; gastroenterology; obstetrics and gynecology; otolaryngology; occupational medicine; palliative care; pediatric gastroenterology; rheumatology; and comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services. In Kingsport and Bristol, HMG Urgent Care provides non-emergent urgent care in two locations and operates two of the region’s most advanced outpatient diagnostic centers. HMG is a founding member of the region’s largest Accountable Care Organization, Qualuable Medical Professionals, including over 500 of the region’s physicians, as well as the region’s only community health information exchange, OnePartner HIE. For more information, visit http://www.holstonmedicalgroup.com, http://www.qualuable.com or http://www.onepartnerhie.com.
About the Kingsport Aquatic Center
The Kingsport Aquatic Center is the region’s newest and most comprehensive indoor/outdoor public aquatic and recreation facility. Located in Kingsport’s Meadowview district at the base of iconic Bays Mountain, the center provides area residents and visitors with the best in health, fitness and recreation features in a safety-focused environment. The Kingsport Aquatic Center features the area’s only indoor Olympic-size pool plus year-round swim courses and Red Cross-certified water safety and lifeguard training. A seasonal outdoor water park attraction offers recreational activities from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Affordable seasonal, annual and daily rates are available. For more information, visit http://www.swimkingsport.com.