Contact: Sasha Dull
The Crossing Rivers Health Foundation received a generous contribution from Canadian Pacific’s CP Has Heart Program. “Investing in the communities in which we operate is a priority,” said Mike Knox, Trainmaster in Marquette, Iowa. “At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. Through our community investment program, CP Has Heart, we’re proud to donate $10,000 to make an investment in needed monitoring equipment for Crossing Rivers Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program.”
The CP Has Heart Program seeks to improve the heart health of men, women, and children across North America. New patient monitoring equipment was purchased for the Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation program, which will assure safe rehabilitation and exercise for people of all ages who have a need to improve, maintain, or regain their heart health.
Tammy Thompson, Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager shared, “Since 1998, our department has grown to include four different programs specializing in heart, pulmonary, and vascular health, totaling 153,701 exercise sessions.” Thompson stated, “The Cardiac Rehab department now has an average enrollment of approximately 158 patients per year, which totals 50,976 patient exercise sessions over the last five years. We pride ourselves in offering a needed service that is close to home. I express a sincere thank you to CP for their generous support of the Cardiac Rehab program at Crossing Rivers Health.”
“It’s really admirable when a multinational corporation, such as CP, steps forward to make an investment that directly impacts the residents of our communities,” said Sasha Dull, Director of the Crossing Rivers Health Foundation. “CP’s generosity has also been shown through their annual Holiday Train event, which has resulted in an enormous amount of food and financial contributions to local food pantries across the hospital’s service area.” Dull added, “We are fortunate to have partners like Canadian Pacific that strive to do their part to improve the quality of life for the people in our small towns.”
Mike Knox, Trainmaster Marquette, visited the Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Department to learn about the equipment Canadian Pacific’s generous $10,000 contribution helped to purchase. Mike is joined by Tammy Thompson, Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager.