Mark Faulkner, President and CEO, Baptist Health Care
“Baptist Health Care is excited by the prospect of a new Downtown YMCA facility and the role it can play as yet another encouraging social and economic development opportunity. In locating it at Community Maritime Park, the YMCA would be able to bolster an already tremendous setting that is accessible to people of all walks of life in our community.
At Baptist Health Care, we support this type of initiative because it is directly in line with our own Mission – improving the quality of health in our community. In recent months, findings from a community health needs assessment completed for our area highlighted the importance of like-minded organizations taking ownership in improving community wellness, especially issues such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
As locally owned and operated organization, we have already engaged in discussions about how focusing on these conditions are important to our community.”