MORE Program – Working Wonders

 

“The facilities and level of professionalism and caring shown by the staff exceeded my expectations.  I don’t feel self-conscious at North Star in my rehab and exercise class.”

—a grateful patient

 

Your donations have helped launch a strength- and stamina-building exercise program, and it is working wonders in the recovery process of its first 200 cancer patients. Still in its first year, the Memorial Oncology Rehabilitation and Exercise – MORE program – will soon be partially self-sustaining through insurance reimbursement. A physical therapist completes initial assessment and treatment plans for patients referred from North Star Lodge.  The next phase is to add a fitness trainer who can facilitate individual and group fitness classes.

Nationally, an increasing number of hospitals are offering these programs to help speed recovery, shorten hospital stays, and improve quality of life.   Reducing hospitalization time aids in earlier return to work and normal everyday activities for our patients by decreasing fatigue, nausea, and pain.  Thank you for supporting vital cancer care programs with your donation to The Memorial Foundation.

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