Hospital-based initiative in Willmar, Minn., brings wellness to the masses

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Wendy Foley at ReYou Community Health ScreeningBy Anne Polta, West Central Tribune, Monday April 15, 2013 — WILLMAR — Wendy Foley had some health goals, and she hoped that signing up for Rice Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Community Partnership would help her reach them.

“I think we all need to take an active role in our own health,” she said while waiting in line at the Lakeland Health Center recently for a blood pressure, weight and cholesterol screening. “The days are behind us that the doctor is in charge of our health.”

And yes, she had already set her first goal and a four-week timetable for meeting it.

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