Jackson Hospital launches new service in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation


Jackson Hospital launches new service in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Monitored patient exercise program for heart and lung patients

March 7, 2018, Marianna, FL.     Today, Jackson Hospital held its grand opening and ribbon cutting for its newest service – Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. 

Cardiopulmonary Rehab is an individualized, monitored patient exercise program consisting of 12 week/36 session for cardiac patients and 18 week/36 session program for pulmonary patients.   The program’s focus is to help patients achieve their optimal physical, psychological, and social functioning through exercise training and by making healthy lifestyle choices.

The facility is located on the Main Floor of Jackson Hospital. 

If you have had a cardiac event or have lung disease, you could benefit from this new program.   Talk to your physician if you think this program would be right for you.

Dr. Jirayos Chintanadilok is the program’s Medical Director and Sheila Kish is the Registered Nurse program Coordinator.   For more information or a private tour, contact Sheila Kish, RN, at 718.2553.

Complementing the new Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is Better Breathers Club which meets the second Friday of the month at 2pm at Jackson Hospital and Jackson Hospital’s Smoking Cessation classes.  For information about these free, community benefit programs, call 718.2559.

With its top-ranked customer service, high quality and safe patient care, the hospital is forward-thinking in its services, recently announcing diagnostic heart catheterizations, femoral run-off studies, and transesophageal studies.  The hospital, located at 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna, FL, has 31 physicians on its active Medial Staff.  For information on hospital services, visit www.jacksonhosp.com.  To find a physician, please call Rachel Toliver at (850) 718-2629.

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About Jackson Hospital

Jackson hospital is an award-winning facility and is proud of its most recent award, the FHA Award of Significance in Reducing Harm Across the Board from the Florida Hospital Association at its Quality and Patient Safety Summit in October 2016.  Jackson Hospital's recognition is due to its success meeting the Partnership for Patients' goals in at least 80% of the applicable topic areas, reducing patient harm and readmissions and making the FHA Hospital Engagement Network so successful.  Statewide, the FHA estimates that hospitals in the HEN prevented 5,283 cases of harm, avoiding $28.7 million in health care costs. 

Before that award, designation as iVantage’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.  The hospital, one of only 1,043 of more than 3,300 eligible, was recently recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals:  Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Immunization, and Perinatal Care.  The March of Dimes and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognize Jackson Hospital as the first hospital in Florida’s panhandle for achieving an early elective delivery rate less than 5%.  The hospital was also recently designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinctive Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program.


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