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NFL Great Takes Exercise Break from Methodist Charlton Fitness Center for Induction into Cleveland Browns Legends
12/09/2010

NFL legend John Wooten has used many of the cardiology services offered at Methodist Charlton and Methodist Dallas medical centers and continues to exercise at the Methodist Charlton Fitness Center.

NFL legend (and Methodist Charlton Fitness
Center member) John Wooten was recently
inducted into the Cleveland Browns Legends

DALLAS – NFL legend John Wooten, a member of the 1964 Super Bowl champion Cleveland Browns, has had a good year. First, he was named to the Sports Illustrated "NFL Power 40+" which lists the league's most influential officials, executives, coaches, players and more. A few weeks ago, he was inducted into the Cleveland Browns Legends and received a Ring of Honor. In between honors, he has managed to keep up his exercise routine at the Methodist Charlton Medical Center Fitness Center.

Wooten has used many of the cardiology services offered at Methodist Charlton and Methodist Dallas medical centers, beginning with a stent he received at Methodist Dallas to prevent blockage of blood flow to his heart. After surgery, he successfully completed the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Methodist Charlton. Wooten, who has a history of heart disease in his family, says he knew he needed to keep exercising to keep healthy, so he chose to continue his exercise program at the Methodist Charlton Medical Center Fitness Center. He works out several times a week. "The reason I chose Methodist Charlton is because of the people," says Wooten. "I like the atmosphere here and I watched the way the staff handled people. My whole philosophy is there is nothing on this earth more important than people." Wooten says he encourages others in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program to keep coming back to exercise after they complete the program.

In addition to playing for the Cleveland Browns, Wooten also played a season with the Washington Redskins. His 44-year career with the NFL includes an impressive list of on-the-field honors as well as several positions as manager, agent, and scout, including Director of Pro Personnel with the Dallas Cowboys.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which works with the NFL to increase job opportunities for minorities in the league.

To see and hear more on the story of "John Wooten: A Winner at Heart with Methodist Charlton Medical Center," click below or visit the Methodist Health System YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/methodisthealthdfw.

   
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About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas.   Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with us through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/socialmedia.

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