Gerry Martin

Gerry Martin was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease eight years ago. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs and can make breathing difficult. But Gerry’s doctor sent her to Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Peninsula Regional Medical...

Jackie Ayers

Jackie Ayers may be nearly 80, but she’s not slowing down. “Cardiac Rehab keeps me going,” she says. Ayers has had several significant heart challenges, bur participating in Peninsula Regional’s Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has made a difference. She started in 2000, after...

Jag Joshi

For more than 20 years, Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program has been part of Jag Joshi’s weekly routine. “They treat you like family there,” he said. “They all know me.” Mr. Joshi, now 85, first experienced heart trouble in 2013. “I was home and the...

Melanie Stefursky

Melanie Stefursky never thought she’d see the day that her grandsons would be towering above her. Thanks to the dedicated healthcare team at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, she was able to celebrate her 75 th birthday with them standing overhead. “I’m just a little thing at 4 foot 11,” she said...

Rosemary Slacum

Rosemary Slacum joined Peninsula Regional’s Adult Fitness program as an encouragement to her husband, Randy, who was attending Cardiovascular Rehabilitation following a quadruple bypass. “I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol,” she admits. “It was good for me too.” She knew it was good for...

Vernon Rivers

Vernon Rivers, of Salisbury, credits his healthy heart to the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Preventative Cardiology Department at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Knowing heart problems could be in his future, Mr. Rivers enrolled in the Adult Fitness Program in 1994. After...