GRANTSVILLE - The new pulmonary rehabilitation program in the cardiopulmonary wing at Minnie Hamilton Health System was feted on Oct. 5 with a ceremony and open house attended by staff and patients.
With a pulmonary rehabilitation program "so close to home, patients will be able to be part of a program that is dedicated to improving their quality of life," Rebecca Ewing, director of cardiopulmonary and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Patients entered the new room and said "I am ready for some inspiration in my life" and cut a ribbon, a symbol of entering the program with dedication, hope and inspiration. "Understanding Pulmonary Rehabilitation," a video, was shown and followed by a discussion.
The new pulmonary rehabilitation room in the cardiopulmonary wing at the Minnie Hamilton Health System in Grantsville. Health officials said a locally available program is more convenient to patients.
The pulmonary rehabilitation has been long awaited at Minnie Hamilton. Many patients had been prescribed pulmonary rehabilitation by their doctor, but were unable to make the required twice-a-week trip to a program outside the county. The closest program was more than an hour away and most patients are not in condition to travel, not including the financial burden with the price of gasoline.
"Now, with a pulmonary rehabilitation program so close to home, patients will be able to be part of a program that is dedicated to improving their quality of life." Thank you to all of my patients who have been my inspiration in the opening of this program," Ewing said.