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Legacy Emanuel’s new cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation gym’s first cardiac patient, 90-year-old Gordon Lessing who regularly walks to stay healthy.
Legacy Emanuel’s new cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation gym’s first cardiac patient, 90-year-old Gordon Lessing who regularly walks to stay healthy.
Legacy Emanuel opens cardiac rehabilitation program to help heart and pulmonary patients with recovery (Photo) - 01/17/18

(PORTLAND, OR) Legacy Emanuel has opened a new cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program, which includes a 4,200-square-foot gym, to help heart and pulmonary patients on their road to recovery. With this new addition, Legacy Health will now have cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs at all six medical center campuses.

A cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to help people who have heart failure, had a heart attack, heart surgery or cardiac intervention or vascular and pulmonary diseases improve their quality of life afterward.

The program offers a state-of-the-art fitness gym with equipment such as treadmills, elliptical cycles, hand weights and other fitness tools. Patients get a completely individualized and closely monitored outpatient treatment plan that includes instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management and classes to help them change their lifestyle and kick habits, like smoking. They are overseen by a team of physicians, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, nurses, behavioral therapists and physical and occupational therapists who serve in the field of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Cardiologist Kenneth Leclerc, M.D., oversees several Legacy Health cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. "We are pleased to offer this program at all of our hospitals," says "Dr. Leclerc. "We want our heart patients to be actively involved in their recovery, to reach their full potential and return to work and the leisure activities they once enjoyed."

Legacy's cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation has three phases and follows the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation guidelines and protocols. The first phase begins while the patient is hospitalized. Phase II is outpatient and consists of 36 sessions (three times a week for 12 weeks). Phase III is optional and allows patients to continue their fitness and education under medical supervision. For more information, call 503-413-4353 or website http://bit.ly/2kprUHM

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Kristi A. Halvorson
Kristi A. Halvorson
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Foundation adds two new members to Board of Trustees (Photo) - 01/05/18

The Legacy Meridian Park Medical Foundation has added two new members to its board of trustees.

Kristi A. Halvorson is retired as president of Halvorson Properties, Inc., a custom homebuilding company. She attended Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University and has been active in Rotary International for many years. She lives in Sherwood with her husband, Steven Keppler.

Dr. William Jordan is a 1987 graduate of Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry and has a private practice in Tualatin. Jordan and his wife, Janet Jordan, volunteer for Portland Mission of Mercy, a portable clinic that provides free dental services. They live in Sherwood.

Legacy Meridian Park is the South Metro area's most advanced medical center. Specialty services include neurology, orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, cancer care and a nationally recognized stroke program.

To learn more about supporting any of Legacy Health's hospitals or programs, call the Legacy Health Office of Philanthropy at 503-415-4700 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.

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Attached Media Files: Kristi A. Halvorson , Dr. William Jordan