Baptist Union City Celebrates New Cardiac Rehab Program

Pictured are rehab team members (l to r) Nikki Callins, Crystal Broyles, and Mandi Polman, and auxiliary members Artie Marie Bondurant, Barbara Terrell, Patsy Dugger, Mayme Denton, Phillis Little, and Shirley Orr.

The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation staff at Baptist Union City held a grand opening celebration to introduce the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) Program and recognize hospital auxiliary members for donating fitness equipment.

The Pritikin ICR program is a comprehensive approach that incorporates regular exercise, a healthy eating plan and a healthy mindset. Baptist Memphis, Baptist DeSoto and NEA Baptist Hospital also offer the program.

“The Pritikin program gives patients a new foundation for a life of better health and disease prevention,” said LaToya Pittman, business systems analyst for the project. “I believe it aligns with Baptist’s mission of healing, preaching and teaching. I was blessed to be able to attend this open house and meet the staff that made this possible for the community. Crystal Broyles and her team are jewels, and it shows when they care for their patients.”

Angela Paige served as acting project manager for the Pritikin ICR project, coordinating the efforts of 8 Baptist Technology Services (BTS) groups, the chargemaster specialist and government operations. She credits Crystal for helping the teams complete their work on time and enjoyed celebrating the fruits of their labor.

“We spent five months planning and performing the work,” said Angela. “Being able to attend the open house was so gratifying because it connected the BTS department’s work to Baptist’s purpose and mission.”