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Lake Regional Suspends Phase 3, Wellness Activities

Friday, May 15, 2020

Services expected to resume early July

Lake Regional Health System announced today that Phase 3 Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Wellness classes, including water aerobics, will be suspended through at least July 6 to help ensure the safety of patients and employees.

The decision is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that states all Americans should be practicing social distancing. In addition, the CDC recommends that older adults and those with underlying medical conditions, like heart and lung disease, should take extra precautions, including staying home whenever possible.

“This was a difficult decision to share with our patients,” said Jody Corpe, Lake Regional Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation manager. “Exercise is an important part of their treatment for heart and lung disease, but this group is at increased risk for becoming very ill with COVID-19. Therefore, for everyone’s safety we are suspending these classes until we believe it is safe for visitors to return to the hospital and rehab therapy gyms.”

To encourage participants to remain active at home, the health system has created an exercise video that can be viewed at youtube.com/lakeregional.

“It’s important to remain active for your health and your emotional well-being,” Corpe said. “We hope our patients will continue to work on building their strength and endurance while at home.”

Phase 3 and Wellness participants who have questions about their conditions may contact the hospital staff as follows.

Phase 3: Jody Corpe at 573-302-2280 or jcorpe@lakeregional.com
Wellness: Courtney Hulett, P.T., at 573-302-2230 or chulett@lakeregional.com

Learn more about Lake Regional Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.