Feb.8, 2018 – On Friday, Feb. 2, Southeast Georgia Health System
hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Open House for its newly renovated
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation department. In addition to tours, the event offered an opportunity for
attendees to meet the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation team and physicians,
as well as learn about the cardiopulmonary health care services available
at the Health System.
The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program has been helping patients improve
their heart and lung function, physical stamina and overall health for
more than 25 years. Thanks to an anonymous donation and the Health System
Foundation, the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation department received a makeover,
reflecting the modern, high-quality care the program provides to its participants.
The renovation included a dedicated stretching area and more space for
free weight exercises, new cabinet storage, wall mounted balance bars,
new entertainment system and televisions, mirrors, furniture, flooring,
countertops, and lighting. Improvements were also made to the locker rooms,
reception office, education classroom and main lobby.
“Often times when our patients suffer from heart disease, their physical
fitness becomes quite limited. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is a bridge
to getting back to exercising and living a healthier lifestyle,”
explained guest speaker
Matthew E. Certain, M.D., interventional cardiologist and vice chief, Department of Medicine, Southeast
Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus. “I’m proud of this
team and the patients who come every day to invest in their future.”
The Health System’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is certified by
the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation are generally covered by most insurance
companies, but physician referral and copayments may be required. For
more information about Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation’s exercise
and support services, please call 912-466-1100.