Rosario Mercado-Young, program manager for Non-Invasive Cardiology Services, Sandra Fontenette, program coordinator for the Center for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Susan A. (Sue) Raftery, Manager, Nursing Services.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center recently celebrated its renovation with an open house.  Renovations began on the clinic, located in suite 4.100, room 4.152 J in the McCullough Building, following Hurricane Ike. 

"I am excited about the opening of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in John Sealy Hospital and look forward to serving patients with various heart conditions," said Dr. Ken Fujise, head of UTMB cardiology. 

The UTMB Cardiac Rehabilitation Program aims to reverse limitations experienced by patients who have suffered cardiac events by encouraging and equipping them with the knowledge and practice of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Cardiac rehab starts when a patient is still in the hospital and continues after discharge with the patient receiving  extensive rehabilitation as an outpatient.