St. Alphonsus unveils new Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation program in Baker City

By on Friday, May 17th, 2024 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

BAKER CITY —  (Release by St. Alphonsus) A ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony was held at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Baker City for the new Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (CVPR) suite. 

The Saint Alphonsus CVPR program serves to reinforce the Saint Alphonsus Health System Mission of providing superior quality healthcare close to home. The suite located inside the hospital will deliver comprehensive care close to home and provide essential services including:

Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to help patients who have had a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, coronary stent, heart transplant, heart valve repair or replacement, heart failure, or heart-related chest discomfort (angina). Patients can expect to receive a medical evaluation by a provider, and a multidisciplinary team composed of a cardiac nurse, respiratory therapist, OR exercise specialists to design an individualized treatment plan with the goal of preventing future cardiovascular events. Patients will receive support with dietary management, smoking cessation, and lifestyle modification.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps those with chronic pulmonary disorders, such as Chronic

Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Restrictive Lung Disease, achieve the most active and fulfilling lifestyle possible. Patients will receive rehabilitation goals designed to support physical conditioning, breathing re-training, stress management and social needs to improve their overall quality of life.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is proven to increase the rate of recovery and significantly diminish the

possibility of another cardiovascular episode. Both the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend Cardiac Rehabilitation programs. To obtain a referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation contact your Cardiologist or primary care provider. Click here for more info: