CPRMC Auxiliary donates equipment to Cardiac Rehab

on Tuesday, 12 March 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

CPRMC Auxiliary donates  equipment to Cardiac Rehab
Trena McElveen, BSN, Cardiopulmonary Rehab Nurse Coordinator; Sandra Simmons, CPRMC Auxiliary Vice President; Bob Haarlow, CPRMC Auxiliary Treasurer; Brendan Burns, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Physiologist; and Lynn Hall, RN of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.

Auxiliary members at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center recently purchased a recumbent stepper to donate to the Cardiac Rehabilitation program.

Auxiliary treasurer Bob Haarlow knows first-hand how important the program is to the community – after his heart attack several years ago, he regained his good health and attributes much of his success to the care he received. Haarlow won the 2017 Lifestyles Change Award for the American Heart Association Pee Dee Heart Walk and went on to become a member of the hospital’s Auxiliary.

The Cardiac Rehab. Program provides monitored exercise, education, and medical supervision to help cope with and overcome harmful risk factors and/or known cardiovascular disease. The goal is a longer and active life with reduced risks of heart instability and better healthcare management.

The Auxiliary members receive profit from sales in their gift shop and “Goodie Cart” to use for annual scholarships to local students pursuing careers in healthcare and needed items throughout the hospital.

Applications to join the Auxiliary are available in the Carolina Gifts shop on the first floor of the hospital, or by calling Pat James, Volunteer Coordinator at: 843-878-1019.