Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Weeks

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week: February 11 - 17, 2018

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week: March 11 - 17, 2018

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week 2018

March 11-17, 2018

Celebrate Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week and educate your community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with lung disease. Also take the opportunity to thank your team members for their contributions and share with them valuable educational resources to further their professional development. 

2017 PR Week Celebration Spotlights:

St. Luke's Hospital - Chesterfield, MO  
We are celebrating Pulmonary Rehab this week by giving an apple to our patients in the gym after they work out. We let them know that THEY are the best part of our program! Also, we had a celebratory staff picture taken, and it will be posted on our hospital Facebook and Twitter sites. 

Jefferson Healthcare - Townsend, WA
We celebrate PR Week each year, with special guests for our education sessions, a flyer distributed throughout the facility, and healthy treats! We also have a big bulletin board in the gym with information thematically linked to this year’s theme.

Huntsville Hospital's Center for Lung Health - Huntsville, Al
We are celebrating by giving each patient a giveaway bag with a Huntsville Hospital water bottle, pedometer, hand sanitizer, jar opener, mini pinwheel and healthy snacks. We are also hosting a free lung health day for our community. We will offer spirometry, Alph-1 testing, smoking cessation information and tips and information on LDCT screening for lung cancer.  

Sanford Health - Fargo, ND, and Sioux Falls, SD
We’re doing a 3 week recognition for Pulmonary Rehab week. We are an off-site location and have the advantage of being connected to our Wellness Center where our Pulmonary Rehab graduates can continue their exercise after completing their program. We offer maintenance exercise classes taught by licensed therapists. This year we are doing a “March Madness” challenge. Participants get points in three categories: mind, body and spirit. Mind challenges your brain by doing a jigsaw puzzle, playing cards, etc.  Body challenges you to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, which can be a combination of biking, walking, weights, etc. Spirit challenges you to do something different. Try a new exercise, start a new hobby, join our harmonica group, etc. The participants keep track of their own points and can do these at home as well as here with us. We will have a party to announce the winner in each category and award the prizes. It’s amazing how competitive the groups become and so much fun!


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Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2018 

February 11-17, 2018

Celebrate National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week and draw attention to the role of cardiac rehabilitation in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease. The week is also a great opportunity to recognize your team members for their contributions. We encourage you to not only offer your thanks but also share valuable educational resources to advance patient care.

2018 CR Week Celebrations 

J.C. Blair Hospital - Huntingdon, PA
We celebrated Cardiac Rehab Week with “hearty” friends. We treated patients to healthy fat and high fiber foods, a collection of recipes, and gift bags filled with CR Week merchandise and goodies. We also sent a press release announcing our participation and included information about our program and the general benefits of cardiac rehab. 

West Branch Regional Medical Center - West Branch, MI
Our staff and patients celebrated CR Week with heart trivia games, prizes, flavored waters, and healthy food. We also had our own mantras in addition to "Making Positive Changes, One Beat at a Time." like "Our Caring Makes a Difference!" and "You Can't Beat a Strong Heart." We are a small program promoting big lifestyle changes!

The New Jewish Home - New York City, NY
To celebrate Cardiac Rehab Week, our program hosted a cardiac presentation for staff and patients, and Doppler and lVAD training sessions. Celebrations also included heart-shaped cakes!

Genesys Cardiac and Prevention - Grand Blanc MI
We celebrated Cardiac Rehab Week by inviting patients to eat healthy treats prepared by the staff. Each patient received a healthy cookbook and all patients were entered to win raffle prizes.

Iroquois Memorial Hospital - Watseka, IL 
For Cardiac Rehab Week, we had our three nurses ask their over 90 patients what CR has done for them. We displayed quotes from the patients on our Cardiac Rehab Highlight Board. We also decided to share with our community what cardiac rehab is and highlight a few of the stories shared by the patients in a blog post. 

Yuma Regional Medical Center - Yuma, AZ
For Cardiac Rehab Week, we really tried to make the week all about our patients, and to celebrate them!  We gave our patients the opportunity to play a Wii sports game instead of completing one of their exercise modalities. We also had a “Love Your Self” Selfie station set up so that patients and the staff could celebrate all their hearts do for them on a daily basis. And we made some fun little heart healthy Valentine’s treat bags for all of our patients.  

Davie Medical Center - Bermuda Run, NC
We are celebrating “making positive change one beat at a time” by having spirit days such as hat day, school colors day, and Go Red Day. We are also hosting special education sessions, treating our patients to heart healthy snacks, and decorating our gym! Our patients will also have a chance to win activity related door prizes at the end of the week.

Ripon Medical Center - Ripon, WI
For CR Week, patients were given heart healthy activities and ways to earn Plinko chips (from the Price is Right). We will also play our own Cardiac Rehab Plinko with prizes such as free weights, pedometers, water bottles, shirts, etc. We held a CR dress up day with the Best Dressed winning a heart healthy gift basket. We also set up the Wii for patients to play after their exercise sessions. Patients had a great time and got pretty competitive with bowling and golf!

Moses Cone Hospital - Greensboro, NC
We are celebrating Cardiac Rehab Week with different theme days! Mind Teaser Monday with a word search and heart diagram worksheet. Wacky Tacky Wednesday where patients and staff are encouraged to dress in wacky tacky apparel. And Photo Friday aka Selfie Friday with a fun picture station that has props and a back drop. We are also supporting Go Red and Go Pink. 

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital - Humboldt, IA
We started celebrating by delivering red ribbons to local businesses who are participating in our wellness challenge alongside HCMH employees. We created interactive bulletin boards covered in foam hearts that patients can write and share their favorite ways to maintain heart health. Some of the hearts include: exercising 30 minutes daily, lowering cholesterol, and checking blood pressure. We also have a spin-off of The Price is Right where we have gathered some common grocery items and compare them to healthier options. This has been a great opportunity to teach some tricks when reading food labels, and we focus on teaching our patients that they don’t have to give anything up, just make good choices! 

Watertown Regional Medical Center - Watertown, WI
During Cardiac Rehab Week, all associates are invited to wear Red or Pink to show their support.  We have special activities for our outpatients during Phase 2 classes, including a heart and vascular crossword puzzle, BINGO and our Heart Healthy Eating food demonstration. Our Registered Dietitian will be doing a presentation discussing new food labels and comparing nutrition facts of homemade to store-bought foods. To incorporate the Olympics, we are doing a home exercise challenge, and those who perform 250 total minutes of exercise outside of Cardiac Rehab earn a Gold Medal!  Those who perform 180 minutes earn a Silver medal and those who perform 90 minutes can earn a Bronze.  As door prizes, we are also giving away program T-shirts, water bottles and various WRMC prizes.  

Good Samaritan Hospital - 
At the Dayson Heart Center, we will be providing information on the importance of cardiac rehab at an open table session, including risk factor education, self-assessment training and free blood pressure screenings.

Upland Hills Health - Dodgeville, WI
We are trying to have a lot of fun with Cardiac Rehab Week this year! Daily, we are having a drawing for rehab participants for a Subway gift card. To encourage CPR, we are teaching Hands-Only CPR three times daily to all participants and their spouses/friends. We will also have a “Love Your Heart, Save a Heart” event  in which we will be requiring every person that goes into the cafeteria to demonstrate Hands-Only CPR skills. At this time, we will be advertising our program, its statistics, the benefits of Cardiac Rehab, and some fun trivia. In addition, we will provide free fresh fruit, juice and dark chocolate to all participants, plus a healthy snack cooking demonstration from a dietitian. 

Kearney Regional Medical Center - Kearney, NE
We are celebrating this week with our cardiac rehab patients by having them do a toss across game to enter their name in a drawing The prizes are a day pass to the YMCA in Kearney and a heart squeeze ball.  We have display tables set up with informational flyers on cardiac rehab, exercise tips, diet and a drawing to enter how many noodles are in the jar.  We will also have a 30 minute yoga session, and two presentations about healthy living and disease prevention, one of which is open to the public. Later there will be a representative on the local morning show to talk about CR Week and the celebrations happening. Water bottles with the CR week logo on them will be given to all cardiac rehab patients.  

Maine Medical Center - Scarborough, ME
At Turning Point Cardiac Rehab, we are celebrating CR Week with BINGO, a wall of written pledges where patients write notes to encourage themselves and others, and a fitness challenge. We also have Wear Red Day, a heart healthy recipe swap and a FitBit raffle. 

UnityPoint Health Trinity - Fort Dodge, IA
We are celebrating Cardiac Rehab Week by also celebrating our 30th anniversary of offering cardiac rehab at our facility. We will be celebrating with heart healthy snacks all week, a gift of a red heart shaped carabiner/key chain for our Phase 2  patients, word searches with heart healthy and exercise-related words, and a photo booth with fun props. For our Phase 3 patients who attend, their names will be entered into a drawing for a free Phase 3 session.

Christiana Care Health Center at Glasgow - Newark, DE
To celebrate, we have decorated our center with cardiac rehab facts and plans that patients can reference throughout the week. We will also have daily giveaways and contests for prizes such as a guess-the-number jar filled with candy hearts, a cardiac word search, and a heart health quiz. We plan to include all patients in fun educational games. We've found that involving our patients as a group gets them more involved in learning, opens the door for questions, and offers them a chance to teach others using their personal experience. 

University of Michigan Preventive Cardiology at Domino's Farms - Ann Arbor, MI
We are celebrating CR Week is many ways! We will have a motivation board where patients can write inspiration messages, a daily trivia question, guess-the-number jars filled with chocolate, pasta or almonds, and an Attendance and Spirit Week Bowl, with a different theme for each day of the week. Every time a patient attends cardiac rehab or dresses up for a theme day, they get a raffle ticket. There is also a SOUPer Bowl, where patients and staff make heart-healthy soups and submit the recipes for a prize, and games of Jeopardy during CR class time. 

CHI St. Alexius Health Center - Bismarck, ND
We have to celebrate CR Week with Cardiac BINGO! Each patient and member of our hospital gym can participate. We have a BINGO card with different activities labeled on each square. We are also having a "Men's Health Monday" and "Women's Health Wednesday" where employees can use our gym for free, as well as have their blood pressure, body fat and BMI checked. All participants can also enter their name into a raffle for a chance to win some cool cardiac rehab prizes that we ordered from AACVPR. Cardiac Trivia will be played throughout the week as well. These events all lead up to our CR Treadmill Challenge, where we compete with other hospitals to see who can collect the most mileage in a 10-hour period. We will open up our gym to all CR patients and employees so they can participate for free. Mileage will be added up at the end of the day and compared to other hospitals. This year we have involved hospitals around South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.

Saint Anthony Hospital - Lakewood, CO
We are celebrating Cardiac Rehab Week by educating our patients and community about coping with and treating heart diseases. We know that cardiac rehab doesn't change your past, but it can help improve your heart's future. We're wearing red as part of Go Red for Women to spread awareness of heart disease and risk factors in women. 

Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital - West Chester, PA 
We are celebrating Cardiac Rehab Week in a variety of ways. We have a guessing game set up where patients can guess the amount of whole wheat pasta in a jar to win a gift card. We also are raffling off two FitBits, where each time a patient attends Cardiac Rehab during Heart month (February), they receive a ticket that makes them eligible for the FitBit drawing. We also have an article that will be published in our local newspaper promoting and showing the benefits of Cardiac Rehab. 

Samaritan Healthcare - Moses Lake, WA 
The Cardiac Rehab team is going to host Heart Health Month for both our clinic and hospital. We designed a flyer that explains how we plan to celebrate Heart Health Month and Cardiac Rehab Week at our facility. Some highlights include Go Red for Women 2018, where we invite patients and staff to wear red and raise awareness about heart disease in women. Every Tuesday is a Lunch and Learn that focuses on a different aspect of heart disease, from risk factors to healthy habits that help combat symptoms. We will also have fun trivia and games during Cardiac Rehab Week and give patients a chance to win some Cardiac Rehab swag and merchandise!

Hutchinson Health - Hutchinson, MN
For 2018 Cardiac Rehab Week, we are 
giving current patients a set of healthy challenges. We will have a different challenge each day, and they will get points for each one they do. At the end of the week, there is a raffle drawing for those with the most points! 

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week 2018

March 11-17, 2018

Celebrate Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week and educate your community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with lung disease. Also take the opportunity to thank your team members for their contributions and share with them valuable educational resources to further their professional development. 

2017 PR Week Celebration Spotlights:

St. Luke's Hospital - Chesterfield, MO  
We are celebrating Pulmonary Rehab this week by giving an apple to our patients in the gym after they work out. We let them know that THEY are the best part of our program! Also, we had a celebratory staff picture taken, and it will be posted on our hospital Facebook and Twitter sites. 

Jefferson Healthcare - Townsend, WA
We celebrate PR Week each year, with special guests for our education sessions, a flyer distributed throughout the facility, and healthy treats! We also have a big bulletin board in the gym with information thematically linked to this year’s theme.

Huntsville Hospital's Center for Lung Health - Huntsville, Al
We are celebrating by giving each patient a giveaway bag with a Huntsville Hospital water bottle, pedometer, hand sanitizer, jar opener, mini pinwheel and healthy snacks. We are also hosting a free lung health day for our community. We will offer spirometry, Alph-1 testing, smoking cessation information and tips and information on LDCT screening for lung cancer.  

Sanford Health - Fargo, ND, and Sioux Falls, SD
We’re doing a 3 week recognition for Pulmonary Rehab week. We are an off-site location and have the advantage of being connected to our Wellness Center where our Pulmonary Rehab graduates can continue their exercise after completing their program. We offer maintenance exercise classes taught by licensed therapists. This year we are doing a “March Madness” challenge. Participants get points in three categories: mind, body and spirit. Mind challenges your brain by doing a jigsaw puzzle, playing cards, etc.  Body challenges you to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, which can be a combination of biking, walking, weights, etc. Spirit challenges you to do something different. Try a new exercise, start a new hobby, join our harmonica group, etc. The participants keep track of their own points and can do these at home as well as here with us. We will have a party to announce the winner in each category and award the prizes. It’s amazing how competitive the groups become and so much fun!



 

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