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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Monitor and Computer System Upgrade

NVH Foundation Patient and Family

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Monitor and Computer System Upgrade

This project has a very short timeline with equipment needing to be purchased as soon as possible. The Board of the NVH Foundation has approved a project to fundraise $75,000 as soon as possible.

Dr. Jason Cohen, chief medical officer of North Valley Hospital, reports that the expansion of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at North Valley Hospital has been an enormous success for our community, with more than 1,300 patient visits in the last year. Cardiac rehabilitation improves mortality as well as quality of life in patients who have had a heart attack. Pulmonary rehabilitation increases exercise capacity and lung function, while improving quality of life and decreasing health care utilization in patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Department supervisor Carrie Bates, RRT, shared the following:
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is proven to extend patients’ lives and reduce the number of patient visits to health care facilities.
  • Supporting the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Program at North Valley Hospital is a good investment. Successful rehab means a healthier patient with a better quality of life and less visits needed to health care providers.
  • Our program includes 36 class sessions by professionally trained nurses, exercise physiologists and health care professionals.
  • Stress reduction and increased socialization is an additional benefit of a rehab program.
  • Our warm and friendly team provide encouraging support to help patients be successful in their rehab journey. Classmates also provide support for each other.