Heart Failure Support Group Offered at HealthSouth Nittany Valley


PLEASANT GAP, Penn. - In honor of American Heart Month in February, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is kicking off its Heart Failure Support Group. The first meeting will be held on Monday, February 25 from 4 - 5 p.m., at HealthSouth in Pleasant Gap.

This new group is open to the public, serving patients, family members, and caregivers living with, or caring for, a loved one with a heart failure diagnosis.The first session will establish a monthly meeting date and time for future support group gatherings, and a survey will be conducted to determine members' needs.Those interested can call HealthSouth at (814) 359 - 3421.

HealthSouth's Heart Failure Program provides comprehensive rehabilitation services designed to get heart failure patients back home and into the community. The Heart Failure Program is Joint Commission Certified, the gold seal of approval in healthcare, and can treat all patients with a heart failure diagnosis. The program provides an individualized plan, targeting each patient's goals, including intensive therapy and a focus on discharge planning and education.

According to HealthSouth Nittany Valley CEO Susan Hartman, "We take seriously our responsibility to educate and support the community regarding heart failure, a diagnosis that affects many of our rehab patients. HealthSouth is proud to offer this service to patients and families in our region."

About HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a 73-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Centre Region and five surrounding counties, the hospital is located at 550 West College Avenue, Pleasant Gap, and on the Web at www.NittanyValleyRehab.com. Outpatient Clinics are located in Pleasant Gap, Mifflintown and Lewistown.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is the nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharges, revenues, and number of hospitals. Operating in 27 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth's hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries , and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.


For more information, please contract: Tracy Ewing, Director of Marketing Operations, at Tracy.Ewing@healthsouth.com or (814) 359 - 5889.