(L-R): Beverly Poole, President, Auxiliary of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center; David McCallay, Cardiac Rehab patient; and Sue Mann, President, Conemaugh Health Foundation.
Conemaugh Health Foundation and the Auxiliary of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center have donated new equipment, including an elliptical and stationary bicycle, to the Cardiac Fitness Center at Conemaugh Memorial.
“We are so grateful for the donation from the Foundation and Auxiliary,” says Michelle George, RN, BSN, Program Manager of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention at Conemaugh Memorial. “The patients really work these machines. It’s wonderful to be able to offer them new equipment as they strive to improve their heart health.”
The Cardiac Fitness Center offers rehabilitation programs for patients who have suffered from a heart attack or heart related illness, as well as prevention programs for individuals at risk for heart disease. Over 250 patients utilize the Center each month resulting in over 2,000 workout sessions. Exercise plans are customized to each patient’s needs to result in the optimal results.
“The patients who come to this Fitness Center are like a family,” says Sue Mann, President of the Conemaugh Health Foundation. “Every time I visit or see them coming or leaving the facility, they’re always smiling. You can tell they really enjoy coming here and it’s great for their health. We’re delighted that we could provide them new equipment to enhance their experience.”
“It’s so nice to see such a thriving area in the hospital,” says Beverly Poole, President of the Auxiliary of Conemaugh Memorial. “The Cardiac Rehab team utilizes all of their resources to make this a welcoming and positive environment for their patients.”
During the month of February, the Conemaugh Health Foundation raised $5,000 for the greatest patient needs of cardiac patients through the I Am Every Patient endowment campaign. Funds were raised through sales of Heart Health Month apparel and an internal King and Queen of Hearts competition.
About the Conemaugh Health Foundation
The Conemaugh Health Foundation (CHF) is a nonprofit, qualified charitable organization responsible for raising funds to support the programs and services of the Conemaugh Health System and its members. Individuals and businesses, who embrace the mission of the Conemaugh Health Foundation, respond to fulfill unmet community needs especially among at-risk children, the elderly and underserved.
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