Ascension Via Christi Hospital and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting on July 19th to open the hospital’s new cardiac rehabilitation gym.
Director of Rehabilitation Brian Howells stopped by the KMAN studios to discuss the impact of the project and why it’s important for those with heart issues.
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The new gym replaces the existing 17-year-old facility and is equipped with new equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, special bikes, weight equipment and stretching areas.
Howells said the gym supplements the hospital’s other existing resources, which includes an aquatic therapy area.
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Howells said these tools together can quicken recovery and help patients return to normal life.
The gym ribbon-cutting will take place on the 19th at 4 p.m. at Ascension Via Christi Hospital on the first floor inside the visitor’s entrance.  Light refreshments will be served.

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