Beebe Medical Center Honors Graduates and Volunteers
Eighty-one graduates of the Beebe Medical Center cardiac rehabilitation program and seventeen program volunteers were honored recently during a graduation picnic at Blockhouse Pond Park in Lewes.
Dr. Ali Delbakhsh, a cardiologist, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Director and a member of the Beebe Medical Staff, gave the commencement speech to the graduates, their family members, current participants, and the department's volunteers. Cathy Gorman provided entertainment.
The program offers a clinically supervised exercise program for people who have had recent cardiac events. It also offers educational opportunities for heart healthy nutrition, stress reduction, individual risk factor identification, and lifestyle changes. The program's goals include improvement in each patient's quality of life and a decrease in his or her risk of a subsequent cardiac event. For further information on the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Beebe, please call 645-3514. A physician referral is required.
Graduates honored at the event were: Paul Abrams, John Ackerman, Carroll Adams, Albert Apicella, Terrance Babbie, Charles Barrett, Daniel Brown, Roy Brown, Richard Burgard, Robert Carver, Kenneth Chaires, Leslie Clemmer, Frank Conlon, James Cranwell, John Crystle, Lucy Davis, Daniel Davis, Marcia Davis, Mary Donovan, Gitta Doumit, Edwin Edison, William Ennis Jr., Thomas Farrell, Ella Felker, Edward Fesser, Melva Ford, Albert Gaupp, John Gerhold, John Goebel, Traci Gray, Joann Griffin, Francis Haley, Richard Hay, Fred Herrington, Walter Himes, Winvert Jarrell, Allan Jester, Sally Jones, John Keevil, William Kelius, Joan Kulina, Charles Kunda, Bobby Lowe, Thorton Lynam, Mildred Lynch, Elizabeth Magnus, Paul Marvel, David Mayne, Dolores Miller, Winter "Dubby" Moore, Mary Murdoch, John Murray, Ronald Nardi, Paul Neuhaus, Robert Oggenfuss, Kathryn Oliver, James Poff, Karol Powers-Case, Robert Pultorak, James Raehn, Carlo Rattenni, Mark Richmond, Katherine Rotach, Scott Rukowicz, Edgar Settle, Irvin Shanefelter, Ronald Shoup, George Simpson, Rita Smith, Luba Spiegel, Kenneth Spinney, George Stegeman, Fay Sullivan, Denny "Rocky" Thomas, Patricia Trovinger, Hugh Wagner, William Walker, Barbara Welsh, Eugene Wilson, Geraldine Wilson, and Hank Wirtschafter.
Volunteers honored at the event were: Tom Brennan, Robert Cahill, Elwood Dean, Charles Fletcher, Al Gaupp, Betty Kuzis, Frank Maule, Judy Miller, Ronald Nardi, Robert Oggenfuss, Gary Peters, Theodore Russiano, John Salovich, Helen Schnoeblen, Andrew Stasny, Stanley Tyszko and Rita Woods.
Caption 1: Graduates of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program here are: Standing L-R: Rita Smith, Edwin Edison, Frank Conlon, Jake Wilson, George Simpson, Al Gaupp, Roy Brown, Dubby Moore, Walt Himes, Dan Davis, Win Jarrell, Dick Warden, Rocky Thomas, Ken Chaires, Carlo Rattenni, Hank Wirtschafter, Bob Oggenfuss; Seated L-R: Barbara Welsh, Kay Rotach, Karol Powers-Case, Joan Kulina, Mary Murdoch, Paul Abrams, Bill Kelius.
Caption 2: Robert Oggenfuss graduated from the Cardiac Rehabilitation program for the second time, and has been a volunteer for nine years.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org.