Hurley Medical Center has transformed a green space across from the hospital into a Wellness Path in the hopes that both #TeamHurley and the Flint community will use the path to improve their health and practice mindfulness.
The path was the brainchild of Alisa Stewart, who passed away earlier this year in a tragic car accident. The much-loved Administrator for Wellness and Population Health Management never got to see the project to completion. “This path was her vision and through her sheer determination and community connections, she made it happen,” remarked Hurley Service Line Administrator, Cathy Metz. “Alisa knew that the hospital she loved and the community she served so well could join forces to make change.”
Many donations have made the path on W. 5th Avenue possible. Hurley gives a special thank-you to Kettering University for its substantial gift. The Flint Land Bank helped secure a piece of property and the City of Flint granted permission to use another parcel. “Without all of their help, this project wouldn’t have happened,” Metz added.
The path features ten fitness stations, created to help people on their wellness journey. Hurley Foundation President, Michael Burnett, hopes the Wellness Path will be made longer and incorporate a hill for those who want a more intense workout. “We’re still raising money and we’ll get there,” Burnett said. “We are trying to change a community and this is a step in the right direction.”
Donations for the project can be made at hurleyfoundation.org/donate.
the wellness path was dedicated on August 26 2020.
Photos provided by Hurley