Rehab open house is Tuesday
To commemorate February as National Heart Health Month; St. Mary’s Hospital Cardiac Rehab staff is hosting an Open House on February 12, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:30 to be held in the hospital dining room and Cardiac Rehab Department.
Dr. Jared Pikus, Medical director for the Cardiac Rehab Program will offer a presentation on heart health. Vicki Berg, St. Mary’s Diabetes Educator will give a presentation on the relationship between pre-diabetes and heart disease.
“We are encouraging everyone to be concerned about their cardiac health,” commented Mary Watson, RN, Cardiac Rehab Coordinator for St. Mary’s Hospital.“Sometimes we don’t think about our heart health until it begins to fail. With some lifestyle changes, our whole body health can be improved throughout our lives. Cardiac rehab offers the clients the tools, knowledge, and motivation to fight the progression of cardiovascular disease, through education and lifestyle changes. This program includes information on exercise, low fat diet, smoking cessation, and stress reduction. Our staff is well aware of how cardiac rehabilitation can help people achieve their full potential for well-being. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this service for our area.”
During the open house, hospital personnel will do blood pressure checks, oxygen saturation levels, blood sugar checks, BMI, along with information on cardiac medications. Free lipid panel coupons will be given out to those attending.
Please join the Cardiac Rehab staff for an afternoon of learning more about your heart health and visiting with friends, refreshments will be provided.