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Neighbors dance, jog and walk their way to health at former General Hospital

Instructor Andres Martinez leads a dance/cardio class under the auspices of The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital, which opened in March. (Photo/Jon Nalick)

Keck Medicine of USC boosts kickoff for The Wellness Center on Eastside

The former General Hospital overlooking the Health Sciences Campus is once again a center of healing. It reopened in March as The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital and now houses several nonprofits focused on health in Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights and surrounding areas. Keck Medicine of USC has helped The Wellness Center by funding a diabetes prevention program sponsored by the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and partnering with the Arthritis Foundation. Keck Medicine of USC also reached out to neighborhood medical clinics to spread the word about programs for patients. To center promotes exercise and fitness through fitness trails, jogging paths, exercise courts and playgrounds.

The mission of The Wellness Center is to inspire and empower residents and patients to take control of their own health and wellbeing by providing culturally sensitive wellness and prevention services and resources that enable prevention, address the root cause of disease and improve health outcomes. For daily class schedule follow The Wellness Center on Facebook.

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