RMC's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Gives Hope to Heart Patients
Coordinated by Janice McMichael, RN, the cardiac rehabilitation service at Rhea Medical Center includes education, counseling, and an exercise program, and is designed to help heart patients recover faster and return to full and productive lives.
McMichael is both knowledgeable and compassionate. She is especially excited about the new, state-of-the-art TeleRehab Advance monitoring system she uses to track patientsí progress.
ďWith this system I can track each personís heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels,Ē said McMichael. ďAnd then I can send a complete report to a patientís physician, so he can stay up-to-date on the patientís progress.Ē
Entry into Rhea Medical Centerís Cardiac Rehab program begins with a referral from a patientís physician. Rhea Medical Centerís staff serves as an extension of the referring physicianís care through continued contact and periodic progress reports.
For more information about the program, call 775-8673.