Heart Patients Extol Rehab Program to WC Commissioners

 (Honesdale, February 9, 2023)… Before he had open heart surgery, Keith Larson told the Wayne County Commissioners today, “I couldn’t even walk to my neighbor’s next door.” Now, after following up with Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Larson said, “I can do up to three and a half miles!”

            Larson and three other patients, including Commissioner Brian Smith’s father, Wyman, showed up to hear the commissioners issue a proclamation honoring National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, February 12th – 18th .  Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help patients improve health and well-being and change lifestyle habits through exercise training and education.     

Wayne Memorial’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department Manager Nadine Greco, MS, FAACVPR said cardiac rehab works because “it’s a partnership. Patients have got to want to be proud of themselves and do the work.”

Pictured l to r, seated: Keith Larson, Tammy Lastarza, Wyman Smith, Marilu Justice. Standing: Commissioner Jocelyn Cramer, Amy McElroy RN, BSN, Greco, Chairman Brian Smith, and Commissioner Jim Shook