Skaggs Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab was presented a check for more than $55,000 by Skaggs Foundation. The funds were raised during the annual Skaggs Classic golf tournament, organized by Skaggs Foundation to benefit patients who are unable to pay for necessary cardiac and pulmonary rehab.
Skaggs Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Director, Jan Harper, RN was excited to accept the check during an annual reunion for rehab patients. “This is our twenty-fifth anniversary,” she explained. “This is an exciting way to celebrate! Being able to provide this vital therapy locally means our patients are more likely to participate in the program.”
“When the foundation began raising funds annually for the cardiac and pulmonary rehab program, it knew it was filling a great need,” explained Rodney Arnold. “It’s clear that cardiac and pulmonary patients need this rehabilitation. Skaggs Foundation is proud to help ensure it is available to those patients when they need it.”
“I would have been dead,” said Richard Vahldick, a patient at Skaggs Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab. “I have lost 100 pounds since starting rehab. I would not have been able to do this if I would have had to drive two hours every day.” Instead, Richard works out more than two hours a day!
“Seeing Richard work out can be a little intimidating to some patients who come in on their first day,” laughed Harper. “We start everyone at a level appropriate for them and monitor their vitals during their rehab. It’s more than just working out; it’s getting back to a way of life that is equal or better than their pre-event way of life.”
In its 25 years of providing this specialized rehab, Skaggs Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab has helped nearly 10,000 patients at its two locations in Branson and Branson West. For more information about Skaggs Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab, go to Skaggs.net and click on cardiac under the services tab.
Skaggs Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab is located at 1150 State Hwy 248, Branson and in Skaggs Branson West Medical Care, 18452 Business 13, Branson West.
(pictured: Jan Harper, David Friggle, Skaggs Foundation; Rodney Arnold, President Skaggs Foundation)