Patient Honors Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

Cardiac Rehabilitation Staff Honored

Members of the Cardiac Rehabilitation team were recently recognized by Dave, a former patient, for going “Beyond Expectations” during his wound care over the past year. Dave was so grateful for the care provided that he made a gift to the Foundation in the department’s honor through the Grateful Patient and Family Program at Mary Greeley.

Dave’s letter read in part:
“The professional staff of the Cardiac Rehab Program is one of the many groups at Mary Greeley Medical Center that have had a huge impact on my life since my heart attack in June of 2014 and subsequent heart attack in April 2015.

During rehab I developed a wound on my heel and they suggested it could be more than a blister and suggested I consult my PCP as soon as possible. In the end I needed to have stents put in my leg and a couple toes amputated. Because of the rehab staff, the problem was caught early and likely saved my foot and maybe my leg.

They all fill many roles in the program. They are nurses, educators, physical trainers, and sometimes just someone to talk to. I can’t imagine not having them as a resource during this critical transitional time in my life. I would like to recognize the staff of the Cardiac Rehab Program (Patty Huisenga, Sue Tjelmeland, Gina Smith, Brenda Hoshaw and Anita Ley) for going beyond my expectations and providing me with excellent professional care.”

Beyond Expectations – the Grateful Patient and Family Program at MGMC – provides patients and families a convenient and meaningful way to say thank you while supporting future programmatic, education and capital needs at the medical center. Patients and families can recognize any staff member, physician or volunteer. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated. 

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