Bradley Wellness Center expansion begins

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bradley Wellness Center's expansion project has begun. 
Bradley Wellness Center’s expansion project has begun. Pictured at a recent groundbreaking event, from left, are Sam Elsheikh, architect; Matthew O’Kelley, contractor; Kevin Roberts, Bradley Wellness Center director; Danny Wright, vice president; Bob Chandler, Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) Board chair; Lamar Lyle, Hamilton Health Care System (HHCS) Board chair; Jeff Myers, HHCS president and CEO; Robert Smalley, Whitfield Healthcare Foundation Board chair; Gary Howard, HHCS senior vice president and CFO; Sandy McKenzie, HMC COO; Karyn Rizer, sports performance trainer; Joe Peters, manager of biomechanics and Hamilton Sports Medicine; Tina Black, manager of HMC Cardiac Rehabilitation program; and Paul Celia, HMC director of Maintenance.

DALTON, Ga.  – Bradley Wellness Center (BWC), the wellness affiliate for Hamilton Medical Center is in the process of expanding and renovating, 100 percent paid for by donations.

The two-story project includes 11,700 square feet of new construction and will be added on the east side of BWC, facing Broadrick Drive.

The main upgrades on the first floor will include: a new main lobby area, a dedicated space for Life Fit (ideal for high-intensity functional training), a biomechanics and sport enhancement area with new motion capture technology and analysis capabilities along with other sports performance enhancement technology, a space for group personal training sessions, space for physical therapy (specifically spine therapy), and two massage rooms with the ability to offer couples massages.

On the second floor, upgrades will include a yoga-specific room with the ability to offer hot yoga, spin room and renovated Cardiac Rehabilitation area. 

Cardiac rehabilitation will remain on the second floor but will be relocated to where it will have outside views and an improved patient and family experience with the new design and floor plan.  

BWC opened in October of 1986 as a department of Hamilton Medical Center.