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April 14, 2013

Make Healthy Texas week the healthiest week of the year

Weatherford Regional Medical Center is proud to announce its participation in Healthy Texas week, a statewide health initiative in which Austin-based nonprofit ACTIVE Life celebrates the health of all Texans.

During this week, Texans are encouraged to move more, eat better, and live well. 

“Our hope is that Healthy Texas week will become the healthiest week of the year,” said John Waterman, manager of Marketing and Communications for ACTIVE Life. “With it, we want to unite motivated individuals, institutions and organizations in communities across Texas to advance the cause to make healthy the norm in the Lone Star State.”

Weatherford Regional is promoting Healthy Texas throughout the hospital with posters and banners. A blood drive has been scheduled for Saturday, April 20, to continue the Healthy Texas initiatives throughout the month. 

ACTIVE Life anticipates that more than 500,000 people will participate in this weeklong initiative. Texans can pledge their support online at

ACTIVE Life is an award-winning, Austin-based non-profit organization with a multi-year history of developing and implementing effective, proven health promotion programs in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout Texas.

AL is recognized nationally as an innovative leader whose health-based services and technology impact millions of Texans each year. Founded by Baker Harrell in 2004, AL is considered one of the pre-eminent organizations in Texas working for positive change. Through its award-winning programs, technology, media, training, and events, AL changes health behaviors for the better for more than three million Texans each year. Learn more about AL online at

Weatherford Regional Medical Center is a 99-all private bed hospital and a network of medical clinics serving Parker County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offers over 31 medical specialties and the hospital offers services ranging from comprehensive imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, an expanded ICU, labor and delivery suites and much more.

The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including Press Ganey Summit Award and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

For more information, call 817-341-CARE (2273) or visit

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