LiveHealthyKauai.org offers resources and interactive tools to help Kaua‘i stay healthy
Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kaua’i’s largest medical facility has launched a new health and well-being website, LiveHealthyKauai.org, that includes a wide variety of information and tips for leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
“Our Live Healthy Kaua‘i website recognizes the need for a holistic, convenient health service platform for anyone on Kaua‘i, kama‘aina or visitor,” said Kathy Clark, president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital and CEO of Kaua‘i Medical Clinic. “We know that physical activity levels, diet and weight have profound effects on chronic diseases and health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. With this website, we hope to help people find the tools and resources they need to live and stay healthy, no matter their age or fitness level.”
In addition to information on nutrition, fitness classes and activities, hiking trails and health screenings,LiveHealthyKauai.org also features a login area where users can track their individual health and wellness goals, including their weight, exercise, BMI and caloric intake. Using fresh, light colors and a simplistic, mobile phone and tablet-friendly design, the website allows for on-the-go access and for users to easily navigate and stay on top of future happenings on the Garden Isle.
Featured sections include: Healthy Eating for recipes and nutrition tips; Active Living with stories on outdoor activities, fitness classes, ocean sports, and other fitness ideas; Resources for information on preventive screening, illnesses, youth and senior programs; and an extensive Event Calendar.
The site also includes listings of health food stores, farmers markets, gyms, neighborhood centers, beaches and more, as well as an island-wide map showing all locations.
About Wilcox Memorial Hospital
Founded in 1938, Wilcox Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing the Kaua‘i community with accessible, quality health care. The largest medical center on Kaua‘i, it is a state-of-the-art acute care facility with a full suite of services across 22 specialties including cardiology, emergency, family practice, gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurology, OB/GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and urology. Its 20-bed emergency department is the first neighbor island facility to obtain a Level III Trauma designation. The hospital also has four birthing suites, seven intensive care beds and 20 same-day surgery beds. The American Heart Association recently recognized Wilcox in three areas of excellence: stroke (S) – gold plus award, heart failure (HF) – gold plus award, and atrial fibrillation (AFIB) – silver award. Wilcox also received the 2014 QUEST citation of merit for high-value health care, was named among the top 10 percent in the nation in 2014 for outstanding patient experience by Healthgrades, and was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, together with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic and the Wilcox Health Foundation, is an affiliate of Hawai‘i Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at wilcoxhealth.org.