BROCKVILLE GENERAL VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION (BGVA) PROVIDES ANNUAL SUPPORT TO BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S CARDIAC REHAB PROGRAM
Each year, the Brockville General Hospital Volunteer Association (BGVA) generously donates $20,000 to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF); in support of Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Program.
The Cardiac Rehab Program started in May 2009, and is a customized program that assists patients in getting their life back following a cardiac event. While in the program, patients receive assistance with exercise; nutrition from the BGH dietitian; diabetes education and help with quitting smoking.
The program is free for the participants, however costs $181,000 to operate BGH’s Cardiac Rehab Program receives no government funding and relies heavily on donations from individuals, corporations and organizations.
Pictured from left to right are: Mary McCauley, Norma Banford, Elizabeth Wollaston, Sherry Martucci, Barbara Gravelin all BGVA Members, and Travis Coughlin, BGH Kinesiologist for the Cardiac Rehab Program. Front row (Left to right): Carole Crump, BGVA Member, Helen Ostap, BGH RN, Nick Vlacholias, BGH President & CEO, Sandra Devaney, BGVA President, Donna Shram, BGVA, Vice-President, Julie Caffin, BGH Vice-President and Chief Nursing Executive, and Garnetia Sayeau, BGVA Member.