Baptist Health announced plans to expand to Calvert City to enhance the health of people in Marshall County.
It has purchased 9.87 acres in Calvert City at Exit 27 off I-24/I-69 for an outpatient health and wellness center. While planning is under way to build a comprehensive ambulatory center, Baptist Health will begin offering services in a smaller facility later this fall at 4754 U.S. Hwy. 62.
The picture of health in Marshall County is similar to that of the region and state – 25.2 percent of Marshall Countians smoke, and 30.4 percent are obese. Those lifestyles often lead to chronic illness, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and congestive heart failure.
The U.S. Highway 62 location is expected to open in November. It will offer primary care providers, visiting specialists, radiology and lab services.
Baptist Health also is trying to reshape the future by focusing on children’s health with Project Fit America at two local schools to battle childhood obesity. The program – featuring fitness equipment and curriculum – began last year at Benton Elementary and will launch at Calvert City Elementary School later this month.
Meanwhile, Baptist Health will launch Project Fit America at Calvert City Elementary School on Oct. 1 to improve the health and fitness of students and the school’s neighboring community.
Baptist Health provided a $16,500 grant to Calvert City Elementary School for Project Fit America to improve the health and fitness of students and the community. The program – featuring fitness equipment and curriculum – began in Marshall County last year at Benton Elementary and will launch at Calvert City Elementary School Oct. 1.