Canton, Ohio: OPTIFAST® by Nestle Nutrition awarded Mercy Weight Management Clinic of the Year on Thursday, March 31 at the Nestle OPTIFAST Marketing Conference in Chicago, IL. Mercy was selected among over 400 OPTIFAST clinics nationwide, 100 of which are hospital-based. Award winners were selected based on year over year growth of the program and a written essay, which included the candidate’s demonstrated use of the OPTIFAST programs and protocols.
“Our team strives to deliver a quality program while achieving customer satisfaction in a measurable and efficient manner,” says Kathy Wise, RD/LD, director of health and wellness at Mercy Medical Center.
Mercy Weight Management offers OPTIFAST, a medically safe, weight-loss program that helps clients lose weight and keep it off. OPTIFAST combines a calorie-controlled full meal replacement diet with behavior modification training, exercise program, nutritional education, support groups and medical monitoring. Documented results in more than 80 studies nationwide reveal participants experience, on average, a 52 pound weight loss, 15 percent decrease in cholesterol, 29 percent decrease in blood glucose, and 10 percent decrease in blood pressure. For more information, visit cantonmercy.org/optifast, email OPTIFAST@cantonmercy.org or call 330-588-4854.
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
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