Exercise is medicine | Features

After Jackie McCarthy had open-heart surgery, she needed a way to return to her regular activity level. She found the support and knowledge she needed at the Owensboro Health Garden with her exercise is medicine program.

She underwent surgery to repair a hole in her heart and repair the valve. As part of her recovery, she participated in five weeks of cardiac rehabilitation at Owensboro Regional Health Hospital. Once she returned to work, her schedule prevented her from attending the program, so her care team referred her to Exercise Is Medicine at Health Park—an eight-week supervised exercise program at the only accredited medical fitness facility in the state.

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