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Canadian Pacific Contributes to Crossing Rivers Health’s Cardiac Rehab Program

Foundation news | Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Contact: Sasha Dull

The Crossing Rivers Health Foundation recently received a generous contribution from Canadian Pacific’s CP Has Heart Program. “Investing in the communities in which we operate is a priority,” said Mark Johnson, 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 $5,000 to purchase needed 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. A new recumbent bike was purchased for the Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation program, which will assist 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.” Thompson stated, “Since 2015, the Cardiac Rehab department has an enrollment of approximately 158 patients per year, which totals 49,083 patient exercise sessions in 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 quality of life for the people in our small towns.”