Memorial Donates Health Club to Community Partnership Group

In 2019, Memorial made the difficult decision to close Belleville Health and Sports Center on South 74th Street.

While we advocate for health and wellness, owning/operating a fitness center was not a core hospital program/service we could give the attention it deserved.

A group of local business leaders reached an agreement with Memorial, who owned the club since 1986, to lease the facility beginning in January 2020. Then, as we all know, COVID hit in March, and health facilities throughout the area were forced to close. Memorial continued to work with this dedicated group to preserve their desire to acquire the facility.