This week is National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week! This week JRMC would like to recognize the cardiac rehab department for the hard work that they do for their patients. Each day the cardiac rehab department helps people with heart disease recover faster from recent heart related events.
To learn more about the cardiac rehab department, plan to attend the JRMC U: Heart Health on Wednesday, February 20th at noon. Please RSVP at ext. 4796.
Thank you to the JRMC Cardiac Rehab staff for your contribution in helping improve the health and physical performance of patients at risk for or diagnosed with heart disease.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is experiencing a boom in enrollment. For the past three months patient participation has continued to grow to all time highs, averaging over 30 percent more visits than previous months and over 50 percent more than last year.
According to Emily Kjelland, cardiac rehab manager, the growth has been very good for the past two years. “The growth we are experiencing can be attributed to our good referral base, proper marketing and the reputation of our program and care here at JRMC,” stated Kjelland. “The quality of our local care is keeping more and more people close to home.”
Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to help those with heart disease recover faster from recent events, such as a heart attack or heart surgery, so they may return to their normal lives. The program focuses on making a positive lifestyle changes in diet, exercise and tobacco cessation, enabling each patient to better manage their disease.
JRMC’s cardiac rehabilitation follows a three-phase approach that supports care from hospitalization through maintenance and prevention of heart disease.