CAMBRIDGE -- Through generous donations, Southeastern Med's Cardiac Rehab Department recently purchased a new upper arm bicycle for patient use. In the past, donated monies have been used to purchase educational materials as well as other fitness equipment such as a seated rower, a BioStep and a NuStep machine. Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab donations directly help individuals in our community by improving their health through education and exercise.

The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs serve people recovering from a serious cardiac disease or are living with a chronic respiratory disorder. The staff individually designs the patient's program to meet their needs. "We have an awesome staff and they are very dedicated to provide the best care they can for each patient. Many people come in as a patient, but leave as a friend," said Dominic Crock, the Department director. Typically, those experiencing cardiac and pulmonary problems begin the program through a physician referral, but to find out more information, call 740-439-8297.

Any group or individual wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to Southeastern Med's Family of Friends Guernsey Health Foundation may specify which department within the medical center for which they want the funds to be used.

For donation information, contact Jeannie Wilson, Southeastern Med's director of Marketing, by calling 740-439-8188.