After five years of planning and development and a year after its first phase opened its doors, Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital
will celebrate the completion of AL!VE’s second and final phase this December in Charlotte. The community health and well-being facility has already received 65,000 visits to the 45,000 square foot location and is looking forward to even more visitors and expanded programming when it opens the additional 20,000 square feet of space this year.
“The mission of AL!VE
is to enhance the overall heath and vitality of the region. Expanding the indoor walking path, adding more conference space and making AL!VE more accessible to families by offering childcare will further allow us to reach our mission,” says Patrick Sustrich, MS, director of health and wellness services at HGB. “Additionally, moving HGB's existing wellness center to AL!VE will increase traffic into the building and provide a tremendous expansion of programs and services available to these members.”
The new area will include a child development area, locker rooms, fitness center and conference space offering a boardroom and two additional meeting rooms. Forty workers are currently employed at AL!VE, and an additional 20 will be added with the opening of the new phase.
Sustrich notes that the truly community-minded facility is, and will continue to be open and free to the public.
“Things such as indoor walking, rock climbing, social and gathering spaces, etc. are free to everyone,” he says. “Additional classes and programs are offered on a fee per service basis. These programs include, but are not limited to, cooking classes, spa treatments, clinical services and a healthy eating cafe.”