Roy Amble, North Hudson resident, held Hudson Hospital & Clinic cardiac rehabilitation close to his heart. So much that after his death in March of 2008, Amble’s estate bequeathed more than $40,000 to the Hudson Hospital Foundation on behalf of the program.
Amble survived multiple heart attacks over the years, and was often a patient in the cardiac rehabilitation program as well as a daily user of the hospital’s fitness center.
“ Roy had a spirit of independence and mobility – even after the heart attacks” according to Diane and Tim Jasperson, longtime friends and neighbors of Amble. “There wasn’t much that could keep him away from his friends over at the hospital.”
The Jaspersons, executors of the estate, attended a gathering on March 17 of hospital and clinics staff who were Amble’s friends and caregivers over the years to present the gift.
“Following medical advice, keeping fit and having friends are keys to recovery and health after surviving heart events,” according to Alison Egan, cardiac therapist/fitness center coordinator. “The staff at Hudson Hospital & Clinic have witnessed the success of these words over many years in the life of Roy Amble.”
The estate’s gift will be used to help support the Rehabilitation Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program with fitness equipment, education and patient support resources.
About Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical, mental and social functioning. The goal is to stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease, another cardiac event or death. Cardiac rehabilitation programs include:
- Counseling so the patient can understand and manage the disease process
- Beginning an exercise program
- Counseling on nutrition
- Helping the patient modify risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes.
- Providing vocational guidance to enable the patient to return to work
- Supplying information on physical limitations
- Lending emotional support
- Counseling on appropriate use of prescribed medications
Hudson Hospital & Clinic is a non-profit health care provider located just off Interstate I-94 in Hudson, WI. The campus is designed with the latest technology and amenities to support whole health and healing for patients and their families – including a nationally acclaimed healing arts program. Twenty-five private hospital rooms feature private bath, garden views, guest accommodations and room service for patients and guests. Services include a regionally popular Birth Center, Rehabilitation Center, Imaging Center, cancer care, heart care, neurology, orthopaedics and more. Hudson Hospital & Clinic is a member of the HealthPartners family of care.