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Cardiac Rehab Patient Gives Back


In 2019, UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is celebrating its 10 year anniversary of the new hospital. This building improved JRMC’s ability to deliver high quality healthcare in the Jones County area. Each month we will be sharing some of the ways we continue to enhance patient care. Most of these improvements are made possible through funding by the Jones Regional Medical Center Foundation, which receives generous donations from supporters and community members.

After nearly 20 years of heart issues, Anamosa resident, Dennis Mulford is appreciative of the care he and his family have received from JRMC over the years. 

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“They’ve treated us very well,” says Mulford "The convenience, quality of care and most importantly, the people at JRMC makes it a jewel in our community.”

Because of the care he and his family have received, the Mulford's wanted to give back, and did so by donating to the JRMC Cardiac Rehab department through the JRMC Foundation.

“Money donated to the Foundation, and directed to cardiac rehab, funds our Pennies from Heaven program,” says Kim Boyd, director of Cardiopulmonary Rehab. “It’s a pot of money that helps patients offset some of the cost of the Rhythm of Life exercise class. Patients can purchase a punch card for $40 to attend 10 classes, but with the help of this program they can buy the card for half price.”

Boyd says Mulford has been a great advocate for cardiac rehab, “He realizes the importance of exercise and monitoring his health. He shares his experiences with new patients and encourages them to keep attending classes even after they’ve finished the rehab portion.”

“This medical facility is so valuable. It’s big city quality of service in a small town,” says Mulford. “We’re so grateful for it, which is why we continue to support it.”

To learn more about the cardiac rehab program at JRMC, click here. For more information about the JRMC Foundation, including how to give, click here or call (319) 481-6118.