Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients Honored at Brunch

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 17, 2011 – Each February, cardiac rehabilitation patients who have participated five years in the Southeast Georgia Health System Cardiac Rehabilitation Program are honored with a special brunch and join the Five Year Club. Cardiac Rehabilitation is a three-phase rehabilitation program that is individualized to meet the specific needs and abilities of each participant. The program’s goals are to enable cardiac patients to return to a normal lifestyle and reduce the likelihood of a recurrent cardiac illness.

This year’s event was held Friday, Feb. 18, in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus. Cardiologist Marsha Certain, M.D., FACC, FACP, FSCIA, was the keynote speaker and 17 five-year program participants, 12 ten-year program participants, two 15-year program participants and one 20-year program participant were honored. Pictured are the honorees who attended along with the Cardiac Rehab team. This year’s honorees are: five year honorees—Arbie Booth, Marie Cooper, Penny Cooper, Anna Dooley, June Duncan, Bruce Freitas, Quida Fry, Peggy Goodwin, Claude Gunnin, Christine Holland, Carol Johnson, Martha Jones, Wolf Kuebler, William Maxwell, Neelene Paulk, Barbara Shandron and Ruby Williams; 10-year honorees—Adeline Cash, Robert Elliot, Julian Flexer, Cathy Hardy, Mada Heins, Ethel Horton, Harry King, Glenn Landen, John McMillian, Bonnie Scholze, Ken Thompson and Juna Todd; 15-year honorees—Donal Brunegraff and Bill Kittles; and 20-year honoree—Gearldean Davis. For more information about cardiac rehabilitation at the Health System, visit