St. John's Medical Center Wellness, in partnership with Teton County/Jackson
Parks and Recreation, will launch Wyoming’s first “JustWalk™”
Walk with a Doc program in June. Participants are invited to join local
healthcare providers for a brief health education session followed by
a 45-minute walk with the provider. The first walk will take place at
Emily's Pond on Tuesday, June 24 at 5:30 pm with St. John's CEO,
Lou Hochheiser, MD, and St. John's Chief of Staff, Martin Trott, MD,
“Walk with a Doc has had tremendous participation and success in
many other communities around the country,” said Dr. Hochheiser.
“I’m pleased to be part of this exciting and simple program
that has the potential to positively impact so many people.”
Walk with a Doc is a national non-profit organization with walking programs
in 38 states and three foreign countries. The new Teton County program
will be the 144th site in the United States. “Walk with a Doc is
honored to team up St. John's Medical Center and Teton County/Jackson
Parks and Recreation. By incorporating Walk with a Doc, these organizations
are demonstrating an exceptional level of caring and commitment to their
community,” said Dr. David Sabgir, cardiologist and founder of Walk
with a Doc.
“This is a great opportunity to bring health care out of the hospital
or office and into the community where we live and play,” added
Steve Ashworth, director of Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation.
Why walk? “There’s no question that increasing exercise, even
moderately, reduces the risks of many diseases, including coronary heart
disease, breast and colon cancer, and Type 2 diabetes,” said Dr.
Dr. Hochheiser encourages anyone in the community to join the walk, designed
for all abilities. This is a free program and preregistration is not required.
Walks will continue throughout the summer from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the
fourth Tuesday of each month at Emily’s Pond, located on the banks
of the Snake River on the northeast side of Highway 22 between Jackson
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