(April 20, 2017, Bryan, TX) Thanks to grassroots community support, St. Joseph Health has extended Cardiac Rehabilitation services to Madisonville. A specially-trained licensed therapy team is currently providing care for physician-referred cardiac patients on an appointment basis in the Madison Wellness Center at 100 W. Cross Street, near St. Joseph Health Madison Hospital. “Expanding access to specialized care for the Madisonville community – and all the rural communities we serve – is a core component of our Mission and strategy,” said Marybeth Murphy, Regional Administrator of Rural Hospitals for St. Joseph Health. “We are grateful to the Madisonville community for supporting this expansion of our rehab. services. Cardiac Rehab. has been proven to help cardiac patients live longer, reduce heart attack risk, better control symptoms and even stop or reverse blood vessel damage.” Working closely with patients and their referring physicians, Madisonville LPTs develop individualized treatment plans for each patient, incorporating evaluation and evaluation of physical activity, nutrition, stress management and other health-related areas. Cardiac Rehab. in Madisonville joins a full slate of other community services offered in the 4,500-square-foot Madison Wellness Center since late 2015. The center also houses a Senior Renewal Program, providing psychiatric services for local seniors, a community fitness program and a Therapy Services department, which provides Outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. For more information on Cardiac Rehab., please contact the clinic at 936-349-1661.