J.C. Blair Cardiac Rehab Recognizes Graduates
J.C. Blair’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program recognized its first program graduates since reopening in April 2011 with a special luncheon on Wednesday, February 29, during Heart Health Month. Graduates and their caregivers enjoyed a heart healthy lunch and received certificates, t-shirts, water bottles and cook books, along with congratulatory remarks from Cardiologist and Medical Director V. Janakiraman, M.D.; J.C. Blair Cardiac Rehab Service Leader Denise Sheffield, AA, RN; and Cardiopulmonary Director Craig Cloud, RRT, CPFT. Fifty two patients who had heart attacks, open heart surgery, angina, angioplasty, stenting or other cardiac event completed the seven to 12 week program with 18 – 36 sessions, which included a medically monitored exercise program and education, counseling, and training to reduce their risk of future heart problems. Participating in the graduation luncheon were: back row, l-r, Cloud; Cloyd Miller, James Norell, Larry Stairs, Anna Sheffield, William Wakefield, James Donahue, Cecil Beatty, Wayne Whitesel, Frank Walls; second row, l-r, Janakiraman, J.C. Blair Vice President of Patient Care Pam Matthias, Helen Boozel, Mary Saulen, Cleo Grissinger, Ann Sykes, Robert Mills, and Sheffield; front row, l-r, Donna Deamer, Connie Linsenbigler, Karen Mills, Wanda Clark and Winifred Cooper.
To learn more about Cardiac Rehab at J.C. Blair, visit www.jcblair.org or call (814) 643-7064.