Teresa McKinney Harley
Rutherford Regional Hospital offers the best Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab ever!!! I've had 3 heart attacks, and 2 strokes. I've benefited so much from the program. Before my last heart attack I was weak, no energy, and had breathing problems etc.... I've finished the program and decided to continue. I never thought I'd like to exercise, but times have changed. I can tell a difference in my body, my breathing, and how I feel each day. The staff is outstanding in every way possible. The friends I've made are so special, there is a common goal for everyone. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say Thank You.
After open heart surgery in 2004 insurance paid for 12 weeks of cardiac rehab as part of my recovery treatment. Thirteen years later I'm still at it three times a week. I've found the staff professional and very caring in their efforts to help me and the other participants attain our individual goals. Additionally, I have established personal relationships with many of my fellow eight o:clock exercisers who have chosen to pay the modest fee to extend their participation. The equipment as well as the people are first-class and I benefit from both.
The staff at Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Since going through the pulmonary rehab program, I have experienced improvements in my breathing, muscle tone and strength. There is a good variety of exercise machines and I especially appreciate the individualized attention each receives.