WPHF Announces Plans for Management of Crosby Wellness Center

Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center

Winter Park Health Foundation Announces Management Company
for New Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center
Set to Reopen in New Facility Late 2018

Winter Park, FL, March 21, 2018 — Following an extensive national search, the Winter Park Health Foundation is pleased to announce it has selected Power Wellness as the ideal management company for the Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center when it reopens late 2018 as the cornerstone of the new Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park.

Power Wellness is an experienced organization with proven success in managing medically integrated facilities with programming and services for members at all levels of health and fitness.  Currently, Power Wellness manages over 30 facilities across the U.S., serving over 100,000 members. A majority of centers managed by Power Wellness have achieved certification by the Medical Fitness Association.

According to Patty Maddox, President & CEO of Winter Park Health Foundation (owner of the Crosby Wellness Center), “Power Wellness is an industry pioneer with a mission to improve life by delivering excellence in health, fitness and wellness management. We know Power Wellness will provide outstanding customer services and innovative programming, while ensuring the Crosby Wellness Center continues to be a special place with exceptional staff and services to improve the physical and social wellbeing of residents from Winter Park and surrounding communities.”

Dr. Mary Cox Named Center Director

Dr. Cox has extensive education and experience in health promotion, exercise science, and public health.  She has degrees in Public Health (Ph.D., West Virginia University), Exercise Physiology (M.S., West Virginia University), Health Education & Nutrition (B.S., Marshall University) and Therapeutic Recreation (B.S., West Virginia State University).

She moved to Florida from Ohio where she worked for the YMCA of Central Ohio and the YMCA of Greater Cleveland leading efforts related to corporate wellness and community health promotion.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Cox served as Director of Health Education, Recreation and Wellness at two higher education institutions – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) and Denison University (OH). She also held Exercise Physiologist and Recreation Therapist positions at healthcare and rehabilitation facilities.

Dr. Cox is an active member of several international/national organizations including the Medical Fitness Association, National Association of Public Health Professionals, National Therapeutic Recreation Association, and American College of Sports Medicine.

The Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center originally opened in November 1989.  It served the community from its original location for over 25 years until it closed in December 2016 to make way for construction of its new home within the new Center for Health & Wellbeing.  The new facility will reopen in late 2018 with new features and amenities to serve members.  To learn more, go to www.wellbeingnetwork.org (for the Center for Health & Wellbeing ) and www.crosbywellnesscenter.org (for the Crosby Wellness Center).

Media Inquiries:  Please contact Debbie Watson, Executive Vice President – Winter Park Health Foundation via email dwatson@wphf.org or phone (407) 252-9512.