Published on June 30, 2016

Wellness Center construction continues

Artist rendering of the new Wellness Center and Construction from June 24, 2016

Top Photo: Shown pictured is the artist rendering of the new Wellness Center.

Bottom Photo: Construction continues June 24, 2016, on the new Wellness Center, which is anticipated to open to the public late summer 2016. 

“Construction on the Holzer Heritage Foundation Wellness Center is well underway with a focus on interior work and resurfacing the parking lot. We anticipate opening our doors to the public late summer 2016,” stated Linda Lester, Manager, Holzer Heritage Foundation.

The center, located at 735 Second Avenue in Gallipolis, will offer a one-stop approach for wellness and rehab needs. The 15,000 square foot building will be divided equally and incorporate an integrated program of total healthcare services including comprehensive physical, occupational, speech and massage therapies, health risk assessment, supervised fitness plans, and occupational health services. There will also be a walking/running track, exercise equipment, massage, sauna, shower and locker area, vending services and a multipurpose meeting room for a variety of fitness classes and educational programs.

“Programming goes well beyond what a typical fitness center offers by incorporating the expertise of healthcare professionals who provide the medical fitness difference. Our goal is to be the primary entity for health and wellness and fitness education for local residents and employees. The center will be the main location for expanding health outreach and education programs, resulting in a healthier and better educated community,” stated Mike Hemphill, Holzer Wellness Coach.

Brent Saunders, Chairman of the Board, Holzer Health System, added “When the building and property were generously donated by the Eastman Family, we felt it would be the perfect location for a Wellness Center. With its downtown location, convenient access and parking, the Center will be a hub of physical activity, education and rehabilitation services for the area. There is a commitment by Holzer to provide the very best preventative and rehabilitative care to the residents we serve.”

“This is a donation-driven project and requires community support,” added Jim Morrison, President, Holzer Heritage Foundation. Holzer Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization with donations being tax deductible as allowed by law.

For more information regarding this exciting project or to donate, please call Linda Jeffers-Lester at 740-446-5217 or email

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