In response to community demand, Erlanger has opened a new cardiac and pulmonary rehab center at its Erlanger North Hospital campus. The public was invited to tour the new facility, called the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute (EHLI) Center for Wellness, at an open house.
Erlanger’s new rehab center is bringing cardiac, pulmonary, and PAD rehab to the community through a comprehensive lifestyle program. The EHLI Center for Wellness includes exercise, nutrition education, diabetes and stress management training that are vital to improving overall health. This is an extension of the program already in place at the Chattanooga Lifestyle Center including Cardiac Phase 3 rehab, Pulmonary Phase 2 and 3 rehab, and PAD rehab.
“At Erlanger, we are committed to improving the health of our community, and establishing the EHLI Center for Wellness at North is yet another move in that direction,” stated Dr. Alison Bailey, Director of Preventative Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab at the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. “We chose this location because the community asked for it. It is centrally located for many of our patients and fills some recent voids in the wellness area. We are so happy to be here as part of the North community and continue to expand on the work started at the Chattanooga Lifestyle Center.”
Programs like cardiac, pulmonary and PAD rehab are proven solutions to the chronic disease crisis. Cardiac rehab improves survival rate by 25 – 30% after all invasive options have been exhausted. Erlanger opened Chattanooga’s first Cardiac Rehab program in 1978 with Dr. Walter Puckett, and has continuously offered the program for almost 40 years. The program is available to all patients no matter where care was previously received. For more information about Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab please visit www.erlanger.org or call 423-778-5661.