NexCore Group Announces Completion of Rex Wellness Center of Knightdale

NexCore Group has completed a 32,000 square foot, hospital-affiliated Wellness Center in Knightdale, a fast-growing suburb of Raleigh. The outpatient facility is the first of three that NexCore will complete in 2012.

NexCore developed the Wellness Center in collaboration with Rex Healthcare, a private, not-for-profit system with a 433-bed acute care hospital located in Raleigh and multiple satellite outpatient campuses located throughout Wake County. Rex is a member of the prestigious UNC Health Care system and was named one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2011.

With the completion of the new facility, Rex now has five comprehensive Wellness Centers placed in strategic locations around the Research Triangle area, including Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Wakefield, and Knightdale. Rex has developed these Wellness Centers to offer patients and residents a comprehensive array of medically and professionally supervised health services and fitness programs close to where they live. Each Wellness Center is staffed with registered dietitians, personal trainers, exercise physiologists, sports medicine professionals and others dedicated to guiding members through the steps of personalized fitness programs.

“We have always felt that the wellness component of healthcare is very important, and we’ve worked hard over the past several years to provide the people of the Triangle Area with convenient access to the kind of supervised wellness care that historically they could only get in a hospital setting,” says Tom Williams, Vice President of Suburban Services at Rex Healthcare.  “NexCore was a true partner who understood the marketplace and the financing. We could not have gotten the Knightdale wellness project done without them.”

NexCore incorporated the Wellness Center into the existing 61,077 square foot medical office building on Rex’s Knightdale satellite campus, which NexCore master planned and developed in 2008-2009. The Wellness Center is housed on the third floor of the medical office building as well as in the one-story, 14,600 square foot aquatic addition on the west side of the building. The Wellness Center includes three pools (lap, therapy, and spa), steam/sauna/whirlpool room, large indoor track, group exercise and private personal training studios, state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight training exercise equipment, and child activity area.

With the addition of the Wellness Center, the Rex Knightdale campus now offers family practice, internal medicine, pediatric, urgent care, wound care, surgery, sleep lab, on-site lab, imaging (basic radiology and digital mammography), gastroenterology, orthopedic, foot & ankle, pharmacy and wellness services.

“The addition of the Wellness Center to the Knightdale campus makes this a truly comprehensive outpatient care destination for the people of Eastern Wake County,” says Jarrod Daddis, Executive Managing Director at NexCore. “Adding the wellness component was also crucial in attracting important services to the campus such as orthopedics, foot & ankle, and pharmacy.”

According to Daddis, another benefit of the Wellness Center will be increased foot traffic and patient referrals on the Knightdale campus.

Grand Opening Ceremony
Rex Healthcare will host a grand opening celebration for the new Wellness Center of Knightdale on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center’s opening festivities will focus on healthy activities with an Olympics theme in honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, being held in London July 27-Aug. 12. The event will also feature entertainment, activities for families, giveaways and more.

David Fox, who was a member of the swim team at North Carolina State University and won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, will join the celebration to sign autographs, share his story and help officially open the facility to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

NBC’s popular television show The Biggest Loser™ will also hold an open casting call at the Wellness Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in conjunction with the grand opening ceremony.

The Rex Healthcare of Knightdale campus is located at 6602 Knightdale Blvd. at the intersection of Highway 64 and Widewaters Parkway.

About Rex Healthcare
Rex Healthcare, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,300 co-workers. Rex Healthcare has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. Rex offers dedicated centers for cancer, surgery, heart and vascular, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, wellness and women’s care plus dedicated services for bariatric, heartburn, pain management, sleep disorders, diabetes education, wound and emergency care. Rex’s medical staff includes more than 1,100 physicians and 1,700 nurses. Rex provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield, and downtown Raleigh. Rex was the first hospital in the Triangle to receive Magnet Recognition, placing Rex nurses among the top 6 percent in the nation. Rex was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and was highlighted as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2011.