June 01, 2011
For the first time in 40 years, Scott Geddis likes going to the gym, even at the crack of dawn. Following surgery, John C. Lincoln's cardiac rehab team provided the support he needed to change is attitude toward exercise.
Deer Valley Hospital cardiac patients have a brand new rehabilitation facility, thanks to comprehensive expansion of John C. Lincoln's cardiovascular programs.
The 2,800-square-foot center will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the campus of John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital in the lower level of Medical Office Building 2, 19636 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. See a map of Deer Valley Hospital's campus.
Championed by John C. Lincoln's cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, the facility will provide state-of-the-art monitoring and exercise equipment for patients who have had heart attacks, angioplasty, stents, coronary artery bypass grafts or valve surgery.
Cardiac rehabilitation begins in the hospital with an aggressive Phase 1 program. Phase 2, a personalized four-12 week outpatient program in the new facility, is designed to restore and maintain optimal physiological, psychological, sociological and recreational well-being. It is covered by Medicare and most private health insurance plans. Staff includes nurses, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, social workers and other health professionals necessary to meet patients' individual needs.
Surgery can fix your heart, North Mountain heart patient Scott Geddis discovered. But you need a lifestyle change for success, and that's where cardiac rehab makes a difference.
The cardiac rehab program at North Mountain has made all the difference in his recovery. The expansion in the Network's cardiac rehab program means patients who live near the Deer Valley hospital will have access to the same follow up that Geddis had.
"When I started," he said, "I struggled to make 1 mph for 10 minutes on the treadmill. Now I'm up to 4.5 mph on an incline for 20 minutes. I've lost 50 pounds and my tight 40-inch waistband is now down to 36 inches — and it's falling off. That's progress."
For more information about cardiac rehabilitation and John C. Lincoln's rehab facilities visit JCL.com/rehab.
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