Pharmiweb ChannelsAll | PharmaCo | Clinical Research | R&D/BioTech | Sales/Mktg | Healthcare | Recruitment | Pharmacy | Medical Comms RSS Feed RSS Feeds


Press Release

St. Joseph Hoag Health opens new Wellness Corner inside LA Fitness

St. Joseph Hoag Health
Posted on: 31 Jul 17

IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Changing the way people access care outside hospital walls by serving them in the places they live, work – and now, exercise – St. Joseph Hoag Health is opening a new Wellness Corner inside LA Fitness Irvine-Crossroads on July 31, 2017.

The 1,000-square-foot facility is the first Wellness Corner in Orange County focused on muscular, joint and spinal health. This unique site offers natural, non-invasive therapies in one convenient location inside LA Fitness – including acupuncture, chiropractic care, physical therapy, bodywork and more – to promote healing, prevent injury and accelerate recovery.

"Spinal and muscular health is central to your well-being. Using natural methods, we can help rebalance, restore and revitalize your body to better health," said Jan Carlo Zegarra, DC, lead physical medicine provider for Wellness Corner at LA Fitness-Crossroads. "Partnering with our patients and their primary care teams, our providers will work together to achieve a common goal of optimal health and healing."

Dr. Zegarra is an expert in sports rehabilitation and performance, and has extensive experience with athletes including professionals in the NFL, NHL, MLB and UFC. Wellness Corner at LA Fitness-Crossroads is open to anyone in the community seeking to move and feel their best, with emphasis on helping athletes and weekend warriors achieve long-term performance goals and remain injury-free.

St. Joseph Hoag Health is committed to improving the health of our communities with a focus on convenience and prevention.

"Bringing health care to the places that are most accessible influences healthy behaviors, resulting in a healthier population," said Annette Buckel, vice president of wellness with St. Joseph Hoag Health. "Wellness Corners are a great example of population health solutions because they have helped our customers live a healthier lifestyle, including reductions in inactivity, obesity and stress. Adding physical medicine to our continuum of care makes available even more preventive services for the Orange County community. This has proven effective in optimizing health at our employer-based sites, and we are excited to introduce new services at Wellness Corner at LA Fitness-Crossroads."

This opening of this Wellness Corner reinforces local health innovation by bringing together two major health leaders headquartered in Irvine, Calif.

"At LA Fitness, we know that muscular, joint and spinal health and balance can be critical components of enjoying and maximizing the benefits of the many options of physical activity we offer in our clubs. Locating services within an LA Fitness club that focus on the wellbeing of these components, especially when provided by other high-quality Orange County wellness institutions such as St. Joseph Hoag Health, is a natural fit for all of us. We look forward to being part of this alignment," said Bill Horner Sr., vice president and chief real estate officer with LA Fitness.

A grand opening celebration is scheduled Monday, July 31 with presentations by St. Joseph Hoag Health providers 7-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. at the Wellness Corner at LA Fitness Irvine-Crossroads, 3960 Barranca Parkway.

Media tours of the Wellness Corner at LA Fitness-Crossroads are available upon request. To learn more or schedule an appointment, go to

About Wellness Corners
Including LA Fitness, there are six Wellness Corners in Orange County with one more opening this fall 2017. St. Joseph Hoag Health also operates four direct-to-employer wellness centers which are custom designed to serve a single employer, their employees and families.

About St. Joseph Hoag Health
St. Joseph Hoag Health is a historic alliance for Orange County, laying the foundation for sweeping changes in the delivery and accessibility of high quality health care. Combined, St. Joseph Hoag Health has earned some of the highest honors for medical care, including Magnet designation for many of its hospitals (the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence). Drawing upon the strengths of renowned health care organizations, St. Joseph Hoag Health focuses on meeting the big challenges of health care today, including expanding access, improving wellness and preventive services, ensuring quality and developing more efficient methods in the delivery of care. The network includes flagship hospitals (Hoag Newport Beach, Hoag Irvine, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, St. Joseph Hospital Orange and St. Jude Medical Center), eight medical groups and physician networks and numerous outpatient and urgent care facilities in Orange County. The network is also affiliated with CHOC Children's and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

About LA Fitness
LA Fitness, founded in 1984, is one of the fastest growing health club chains in the U.S. and presently operates nearly 700 locations in 26 states and Canada. Its mission is to help as many people as possible achieve the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by creating a nationwide network of health clubs, offering its members the widest range of amenities and the friendliest service at an affordable price. To learn more about LA Fitness, visit or download the mobile app--search on iTunes or Google Play for LA Fitness. To find a club nearest you, call (800) LA FITNESS.

St. Joseph Hoag Health is independently owned and operated and not an affiliate of LA Fitness. Except as expressly indicated otherwise, any representations herein are made solely by St. Joseph Hoag Health.

Editor's Details

Mike Wood

Last updated on: 31/07/2017

Site Map | Privacy & Security | Cookies | Terms and Conditions is Europe's leading industry-sponsored portal for the Pharmaceutical sector, providing the latest jobs, news, features and events listings.
The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.