HEALTH BRIEF: October 12, 2022 | News


Pulmonary rehabilitation program receives certification

GOSHEN — Goshen Heart & Vascular Center’s pulmonary rehabilitation program was recently certified by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The certification recognizes the center’s rehabilitation program as a leader in employing the most advanced practices in pulmonary rehabilitation and having a proven track record of high-quality patient care, according to a Goshen Health release.

“Achieving certification like this requires us to provide extensive documentation that we are following the association’s standards of care,” said Randy Christophel, president and CEO of Goshen Health. “This strengthens our accountability and keeps us at the forefront of the latest outcomes-based patient care. We are proud of our colleagues’ work with patients, and we appreciate the opportunity to work with organizations that set high standards for effective patient care.”

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs help people with heart, vascular, or lung problems recover faster and achieve a better quality of life. Programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

The AACVPR certification is valid for three years.

Crunch for good health

GOSHEN — Goshen Health and Lakeland Elementary School are partnering again this year to celebrate the eighth annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch. They will be joined in their celebration by other organizations, schools and hospitals in the Great Lakes states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

On Thursday, Lakeland Primary students will take part in a school-wide apple “crunch” event on the playground at 2 p.m. The fun and learning will continue on Friday as students take part in a variety of fun educational stations. and apple-themed school day activities.

“Partnering with our community to help children learn about nutrition and health is an honor for Goshen Health,” said Randy Christophel, president and CEO of Goshen Health. “Collaborations like this help positively impact the health of our community in a fun way.”

“We are very excited to participate in the pivotal event again this year,” said Kimberly Kabrich, Principal of Lakeland Elementary School, “Our team has worked very hard to create fun educational activities that students will love.”

This collective crisis encourages healthy eating and supports farm-to-school and local food initiatives throughout the Great Lakes Region.

For more information, email or call 574-364-2496.


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