HackensackUMC Presents 12th Annual Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year Awards

The twelfth annual “Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year” awards were recently announced at HackensackUMC.

The Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Heart Center at HackensackUMC, held its twelfth annual awards ceremony to name the “Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year.”  The awards recognize the efforts of patients who have initiated the most significant changes to their risk factors for heart disease, including reducing body weight, managing hypertension and lipids, managing diabetes through diet and exercise, managing stress and staying optimistic.

TheBarbara Bannan Rehabilitation Person of the Year Award was received by Carol Camizzi, of Bergenfield.  The Ed Wheat Rehabilitation Person of the Year Award was presented to R. Gordon Schaubhut, of Glen Rock. 

“The dedication by Carol and Gordon to become healthier is an inspiration to all of us,” said Thomas P. Mahady of Teaneck, senior exercise physiologist of Cardiac Services at HackensackUMC. “Carol made numerous adjustments to her diet, changes which she has maintained since she completed the program.  Carol accomplished this while maintaining a new family situation with three daughters and assuming a new career. Gordon initiated several changes as well, including getting more exercise.  He now paddle boards, runs 5ks and has maintained his 20 pound weight loss.  Congratulations to both Carol and Gordon for their hard work.”

HackensackUMC is home to the Heart & Vascular Hospital, a state-of-the-art “hospital within a hospital.” This facility houses the latest equipment and programs, and integrates preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services, with a special focus on cardiovascular disease management and breakthrough research. Inpatients and outpatients are treated for all types of cardiac and vascular diseases, including heart problems, such as blocked arteries and irregular heartbeats, peripheral vascular disease and neurovascular diseases, such as stroke and aneurysm.  For more information about Cardiac Services, please visit www.hackensackUMC.org  or call 551-996-2859.

                Pictured from left to right:  Terri Freguletti, vice president, Perioperative and Cardiovascular Services, HackensackUMC; Carol Camizzi, of Bergenfield; R. Gordon Schaubhut, of Glen Rock; and Thomas P. Mahady of Teaneck, senior exercise physiologist, Cardiac Services at HackensackUMC.




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