HUDSON, FL (April 18, 2008) -- Colleagues from Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point participated in National Start! Walking Day. The event is a nationwide call-to-action for Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Led by CEO Steve Rector, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point employees joined thousands across the nation as they wore their sneakers to work on April 16, 2008, and pledged to start a healthier lifestyle as part of this annual event. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S. and physical inactivity doubles the risk. RMCBP employees Start!ed walking and started reducing their risk on this day.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is a 290-bed acute care facility located in Hudson, FL. Home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute, over 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers comprise their integrated healthcare delivery team. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been designated a 100 Top Hospital seven years by Solucient, and has been named twice (1999 & 2002) by U.S. News & World Report as one of Americas Best Hospitals in Heart and Heart Surgery. It has an Accredited Chest Pain Center, JCAHO Accredited Stroke Center and Accredited Cancer Program