May 14, 2010

Medical Fitness group lauds Dayani Center

Medical Fitness group lauds Dayani Center

Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness has become a certified medical fitness facility by the Medical Fitness Association, the country's leading organization of medically integrated fitness facilities.

The Vanderbilt Dayani Center becomes only the 13th hospital-owned fitness center in the United States, and the first in Tennessee, with such a designation. There are approximately 1,100 such centers in the country, so the honor places the Dayani Center in the national elite of its peers.

“For us at Dayani, achieving certification through the Medical Fitness Association was a difficult and at times challenging process,” said Jay Groves, administrative director of the Dayani Center. “For the past eight months we have been working hard on every aspect of our organization to demonstrate that we in fact meet the MFA standard of excellence,”

While on-site, the MFA examiners reviewed, among other criteria, Dayani's policies and procedures, safety standards, emergency response plan, staff credentials, quality measures, program-specific outcome measures, patient and member satisfaction measures, organizational chart, evidence of medical oversight and integration, annual goals as well as the center's financial performance.

“Excellence is in fact the standard that the Dayani Center has formally achieved. In our respective discipline, there really is no higher honor," Groves said.