(Mountain View, Ark.) – Kevin Spears, Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) Chief Operating Officer, recently announced the addition of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at SCMC. Patients living in Mountain View and the Stone County region now have access to this important program without the inconvenience and expense of travel. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is offered along with Cardiac Rehabilitation Monday through Friday from 7AM to 5PM at the SCMC.
Tesia Davis, Exercise Physiologist (EP), is the SCMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Coordinator. Tesia worked at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at White River Medical Center for eight years before accepting the Coordinator position at SCMC. She is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.
“SCMC Pulmonary Rehab will allow patients to better manage their condition and improve their quality of life, without the burden of having to drive out of town to do so,” said Tesia. “We are excited and proud that SCMC is now able to provide another great service to this community and surrounding areas.”
As Program Coordinator, Tesia’s responsibilities include the development and supervision of the plan of care for each patient in coordination with the Registered Nurse (RN). She is also responsible for the department’s day-to-day operations, including ensuring staffing and quality standards are maintained.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation consists of structured exercise and education for patients with lung disease. During Pulmonary Rehabilitation, patients receive an individualized treatment plan that includes exercise training, nutritional counseling, education on their lung disease or condition and how to manage it, energy-conserving techniques, breathing strategies, and education on anxiety,stress,and depression.
“I am proud of the addition of Pulmonary Rehabilitation to the services offered at Stone County Medical Center,” said Kevin Spears. “The expansion of access to care will continue to benefit patients in our community.”
With this expansion, Pulmonary Rehabilitation is available to patients Monday through Friday in Batesville and in Mountain View. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is covered by Medicare and most commercial insurance plans. For more information, call 870-262-6168 (Batesville) and 870-262-5040 (Mountain View).
Stone County Medical Center is an affiliate of White River Health System (WRHS). WRHS is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas. The system also includes White River Medical Center (WRMC) in Batesville, outpatient facilities, primary care facilities, senior life centers, and specialty physician office practices. WRHS is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health.