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RecPlex and Ascension Wisconsin Collaboration
Posted on 02/23/2021
RecPlex and Ascension Wisconsin Collaboration

RecPlex is pleased to announce a collaboration with Ascension Wisconsin to integrate sports medicine into the recreational fitness facility. Ascension Wisconsin services will be located on the upper level of RecPlex, at 9900 Terwall Terrace in Pleasant Prairie. The five-year collaboration agreement integrates RecPlex fitness programming with Ascension Wisconsin's medical-based physical therapy and rehabilitative services. Ascension Wisconsin patients and RecPlex members will have on-site access to sports medicine physicians Dr. Goran Jankovic and Dr. Ramez Hoveydai.

“I am very excited to start down this path; Ascension Wisconsin will bring added value with new programming, health screenings, and educational seminars to RecPlex memberships,” said Craig Anderson, Director of Recreation at RecPlex. “It will also give Ascension Wisconsin patients a chance to pass from a therapist to a fitness professional to continue exercising with similar equipment in a familiar setting.”

Ascension Wisconsin's leased rehabilitation and physical therapy center at RecPlex has two 110-square-foot therapy rooms with medical testing equipment, a wellness desk, and a waiting area.

“We’re thrilled to expand access to our sports medicine services to prevent, reduce and treat sports injuries in the Kenosha area,” said Mark Alberg, Orthopedic Service Line Director, Ascension Wisconsin. “Additionally, athletes of all ages and abilities will benefit from our innovative wellness and athletic training programs.”

The therapy services provided to patients will complement strength training and the use of cardio equipment at RecPlex. Beyond exercise equipment, Ascension Wisconsin patients will have access to site amenities that include fitness equipment, the track and field house, swimming pools, lockers, and other common areas.

RecPlex and Ascension Wisconsin are working together to determine how best to create expanded offerings that integrate healthcare services and grow existing programming to meet the health and fitness needs of the community. The combined efforts of both organizations offer valuable benefits that promote healthy lifestyles in one convenient location. Ascension Wisconsin plans to provide athlete testing, team training, and on-site athletic trainers for some events. The services offered will blend well with existing education, fitness, health, and training services provided at RecPlex.

About RecPlex
RecPlex, located in Pleasant Prairie, is the largest municipally-owned recreation complex in America, measuring 302,000 square feet. The comprehensive fitness center includes:
• 50-meter competitive pool
• Indoor water park
• Fitness center
• Indoor suspended track
• Two NHL-size ice rinks
• Eight basketball or 12 volleyball court fieldhouse

RecPlex sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Andrea in the 900-acre Prairie Springs Park, along with Lake Andrea beach, baseball and softball fields, volleyball courts, and walking and nature trails.

RecPlex has been serving its members and community since 2000.

About Ascension Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 17 hospital campuses, more than 100 related healthcare facilities and employs more than 1,100 primary and specialty care clinicians from Racine to Appleton.

Serving Wisconsin since 1848, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

Ascension is the largest non-profit and Catholic health system in the U.S., operating more than 2,600 sites of care — including 139 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities — in 19 states and the District of Columbia.