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March 30th, 2017 Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health Partners with the Ludlam Trail

Project to provide health and wellness activities for the community including Greenmonkey® Yoga in the Park

MIAMI, FL – March 30, 2017 – Baptist Health South Florida announced today a partnership with the Ludlam Trail. The two organizations have teamed up to increase access to exercise for the surrounding neighborhoods.

This Saturday, marks the first of a series of complimentary health and wellness activities for the community. On April 1st from 9am-10am all are welcome to join Greenmonkey® Yoga in the Park at A.D. Barnes Park.

Activities scheduled thus far include:
• Every Saturday (starting on 4/1/17) from 9am -10am at A.D. Barnes Park – Greenmonkey® Yoga in the Park powered by Baptist Health
• Every Wednesday (starting on 4/5/17) from 6pm -7pm at William H. Kerdyk Jr. Park – Greenmonkey® Yoga in the Park powered by Baptist Health

“We are an advocate for open space projects as part of our commitment to promoting health and wellness in South Florida,” said Brian Keeley, president and chief executive officer, Baptist Health South Florida. “Our collaboration with Ludlam Trail allows the community to access services and resources that foster greater well-being by providing physical activity in an outdoor space while also building a sense of community.”

The Ludlam Trail creates a new 6.2 mile, urban park and green space through the heart of Miami-Dade County. Previously a railroad track, the trail will contain a bicycle and pedestrian path that will engage more than 30,000 residents and connect directly to 5 schools, 6 parks, alternative transit and recreation amenities.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

About the Ludlam Trail
The Ludlam Trail is the vision of Florida East Industries and Miami-Dade County to transform a 6.2 mile abandoned rail line into a multi-use corridor and model for trail-oriented development that will enhance South Florida’s quality of life; provide a direct link to 5 schools, two transit hubs, 4 public parks and 5 additional greenways; and ultimately provide a direct transportation connection between one of our major urban centers and transit hub to the south at Dadeland and a proposed mass transit connection at N.W. 7th Street near Miami International Airport. Learn more at LudlamTrail.org.

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