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UPMC Cardiac Care Receives Cummins Donation

From left, are Melissa Rhodes, Cummins Engine, Julie Davidson, UPMC Chautauqua Cardiac clinician, Stacy Kramer, Cummins Engine ISX Camshaft Mfg. team manager and Megan Barone, UPMC Chautauqua director of development. Submitted photo

The Cummins Engine Jamestown plant recently donated $4,000 to UPMC Chautauqua’s Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Cummins had a donation drive at their facility to where their employees could contribute towards cardiac care.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to help out the people we work and live with,” said Stacy Kramer, ISX Camshaft Mfg. team manager at Cummins. “We are pleased to know that the money will be used locally to help out the cardiac rehab center.”

UPMC Chautauqua’s Cardiac Rehabilitation will be using the money toward a NuStep Recumbent trainer. This piece of equipment benefits users of any fitness level or functional ability, with it’s low-impact total-body workout, which makes it ideal for cardiac patients trying to build up their stamina.

“It is so important to keep donations local,” said Megan Barone, director of development at UPMC Chautauqua. “Being able to give back to those in need helps you achieve a greater sense of personal satisfaction and growth. We are honored that Cummins chose us this year, as we continue to exceed the healthcare needs of our community.”

UPMC Chautauqua’s Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program provides the knowledge, tools and support needed to succeed in leading a heart healthier lifestyle.

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