Medical City Arlington December 13, 2017

Medical City Arlington is proud to commemorate 10 years of partnership with the Texas Rangers Baseball Club, rounding out 2017 with another exciting health and fitness rally at Hill Elementary in Arlington Independent School District (AISD). At this month’s event, Rangers pitcher Nick Gardewine, broadcaster Dave Raymond, Rangers Captain, the Arlington Fire Department and Medical City Arlington physical therapist Jenae Wiernas teamed up to entertain and teach nearly 100 fifth graders about the importance of eating healthy and staying active. 

The Medical City Arlington Fitness All-Stars program is designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices and regular exercise in order to prevent childhood obesity. The program is incorporated in all fifth grade AISD curriculums and provides children and families with educational resources to be successful. The hospital works with the Texas Rangers through its foundation throughout the academic year to hold monthly events that culminate with a grand winner in May. Last year’s All Star School of the Year was AISD’s Hale Elementary.

The program compliments the Medical City Children’s Hospital kids teaching kids program, developed to help kids form life-long healthy habits.

The partnership between Medical City Arlington and the Texas Rangers also includes managing the healthcare needs of the baseball team on and off the field. Dr. Keith Meister is the medical director of sports medicine at Medical City Arlington and serves as the team physician.