Letters to the Editor

Center’s loss bitter medicine

After over a decade in existence, Baptist Health Lexington has made the decision to terminate the Lexington Green HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center, citing shrinking health-care reimbursements and a need to focus on patient care and access to health care services.

That decision will dislocate the hundreds of Lexington residents, young and old, and Baptist Health employees and their families who have come to rely upon this high-quality facility that has for years been a key source of social support and has been integral in preventive care.

The staff was cohesive, helpful and omnipresent for the needs of its members.

The loss of HealthworRx is a loss for this community’s well-being and it will be very difficult to replace. Its closure hardly seems in keeping with Baptist Health’s mission, with wellness and preventive care being cornerstones.

Dr. Steven Preston