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68 winter 2015 mix that includes divisions of Xerox, Toyota and Lockheed Martin. A Jif Peanut Butter plant churns out more of its yummy product than any other factory in the world, and Lexmark International, a 1991 IBM spinoff, manufactures printers and related equipment. Its worldwide headquarters are in Lexington. Not least in the mix is UK with 14,000 employees, plus some 7,000 at UK HealthCare, its medical complex, which includes a trio of sectors covering research, education and clinical care and includes UK Chandler Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and Kentucky Children's Hospital. Among Good Samaritan's notable services is the state's second largest orthopaedic and joint replacement program. Baptist Health Lexington provides some of the region's most advanced facilities, technology and capabilities, including in heart disease and cancer care. Physicians also help companies set up educational programs matching specifc company needs. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 health care facilities in Kentucky and southern Indiana, including two Lexington hospitals, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East. Their cardiology, orthopedics and stroke care programs have received national recognition. Three major hospitals in Louisville are among the mix, and lead- ers are proud of the fact that Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages are part of the mix. Meanwhile, back in equine territory, Bratton says he's probably as enthu- siastic about the magnifcent breeds as any of his fellow Lexingtonians, but he's also well aware of the outlandish expense of owning one. Instead, he and his wife are proud owners of ponies and a mule. He says: "They're a lot cheaper than a Thoroughbred." I t's a freezing cold weekday in Minneapolis, and hardy Upper Midwesterners are on their way to work—on bikes. This American city has been cited 27th in the country for the highest percentage of two-wheel commuters, and also the U.S.' most bikeable city. Cold, warm or in-between, parks spokesperson Dawn Summers notes, "There are people who do it all the time." Ramsey Peterson, M.D., adds to the above statistic himself, biking to work occasionally. Peterson, his wife and two young children live just south of the big city, and he practices family medicine at Allina Health Richfeld Clinic, which is about a mile and a half from his house. "Every day, we're out walking around in the neighbor- hood or biking up and down (nearby) pathways," he says. "From our house we can see a creek that runs from one of the farthest west suburbs all the way to the Mississippi River. There's also a huge park that runs right through Minneapolis." In addition to biking, the city's list of kudos can fll a page or more. Many are related to healthy living, such as a best city for walking, most athletic town, number-one park system and, shared with St. Paul, its twin city across the Mississippi River, America's fttest city. Other noted pluses: top in U.S. for volunteering, Top Tech City, third most literate city and, noted by Forbes magazine, the world's ffth cleanest city. Five of the city's companies are among the Fortune 500, includ- ing Target Corporation, the U.S.' second largest discount retailer (after Walmart). In recent years, the city's down - town area has undergone dramatic changes. The new look includes buildings by avant-garde architects, but, most recently, the spurt has widened to luxury downtown condos and apartment buildings, plus a new football stadium for the Vikings. Comments spokesperson Kristen Montag at Meet Minneapolis (CVB), "There are a lot of cranes in the air right now." As in most cities, hospitals are major players both in health care and employment. Allina Health, Peter- son's employer, owns or operates 12 hospitals and more than 90 clinics in the state and western Wisconsin. The former Abbott Northwestern Hos- pital is part of the group and, under various names, dates back to 1882. In 1940, Sister Elizabeth Kenny chose Minneapolis as the site to train U.S. health providers in her revolution- ary polio treatment regimen. Her rehab institute was located at the then Northwestern Hospital. The name Allina was adopted in 2012. Recently added treatment offerings include an alternative medicine Water, water—almost everywhere Minneapolis Minneapolis is the U.S.' most bikeable city. Photo by SV Johnson Continued on page 71 Lexington, Ky. Continued from previous page Live & Practice Family friendly cities

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