Williamson Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Graduates Reunite in Celebration of Recovery, Healing and Lifelong Friendships
Williamson Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Center hosted their annual rehabilitation reunion Thursday, reuniting program graduates with nurses and exercise physiologists who have become lifelong friends. Attendees enjoyed healthy appetizers, music and fellowship in celebration of recovery and healing.
“When recovering from a cardiac event, patients participating in Williamson Medical’s cardiac rehabilitation program not only receive life-changing care, but form life-long friendships with their peers and caregivers,” said director of rehabilitation services Clayton Chapman, MBA, MPH, OTR/L, FACHE. “Year after year, the department hosts a rehab reunion allowing program graduates a chance to hug and say thanks one more time.”
Williamson Medical Center’s accredited 36-session cardiac rehab program covers diet changes, stress management, blood pressure and cholesterol education, and a review and explanation of medications, all with a goal to help patients learn to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.
In addition to its cardiac rehab program, Williamson Medical offers a pulmonary rehab program for patients with serious lung disease such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis or pulmonary hypertension, among others. This six-week rehabilitation program is designed to provide expert care while teaching patients how to exercise both during and after treatment. In addition to exercising with physiologists, the program works closely with respiratory therapists who educated on topics including smoking cessation and how to properly use an inhaler.
For more information on these rehabilitation programs, visit https://williamsonmedicalcenter.org/medical-services/cardiac-and-pulmonary-rehab/
ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER
Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care, and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premiere destination for orthopaedic excellence. In addition, WMC’s Williamson Medical Group includes over 35 providers offering everything from primary care to surgery to pulmonary and sleep medicine. For more information, visit www.WilliamsonMedicalCenter.org.
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