The celebration of a new clinic to provide rehabilitative services to people suffering with COPD drew a big crowd, including LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, leaders in the COPD community and media. The new clinic is especially great news because it is the first in the area to offer rehabilitative services to people who don’t have insurance or the means to pay for these services. We were proud to partner with the organizers in publicizing the event to make potential patients aware of the services available.
“These types of exercise rehabilitation programs have tangible and long lasting benefits for the patients and the health care system.” said Dr. William Stringer, head of the new rehabilitation facility. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause. A unique feature of our program is that it is the only one in the South Bay that is established for underserved patients who have very limited financial or health insurance resources to help them deal with their diseases. Our new program can go a long way toward profoundly improving their physical, mental and social conditions so they may, by their own efforts, regain as normal a place in the community as possible and lead an active life.”
To learn more, please read the news account of the event here.