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Oswego Health's Lakeside Heart Center Receives Donation

Hospital news | Monday, April 3, 2017

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

The staff of Oswego Health’s Lakeside Heart Center was presented with a donation from the family of Barbara Handley-Place, a program participant and longtime member of the Oswego Health Auxiliary, who served as president.

Oswego Health will utilize the donated funds to purchase a new recumbent bicycle for program participants. The Lakeside Heart Center is located at 177 W. Fourth St., in Oswego, and provides cardiac rehabilitation to community members who have recently experienced a cardiac event. The Center is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), indicating the facility offers the highest standards for cardiac rehabilitation.

Members of Handley-Place family, Lakeside staff and Auxiliary members were among those present at a plaque and check presentation. From left are Donna Shortt; Kathleen Whitney, RN, of Lakeside Heart Center; Brenda LaMay, Oswego Health director of community health services who oversees Lakeside; Mary Margaret Restuccio, Auxiliary member; Donna Tesoriero, Auxiliary member seated on bike; Nancy Reitz, Auxiliary member; Sheila Fantom, Auxiliary member; Julie Burns, Auxiliary president; Pat Tripp, Auxiliary member; Chuck Handley; Dawn Smith, Auxiliary volunteer/clinical support coordinator; Ryan Gell; Mary Roman, Auxiliary member; Terri Smith (seated) Auxiliary member; Tom Handley; Margaret Manicca; Karen Gell; Jim Huckabee; Jill O’Gorman; Emily Howard, RN, of Lakeside and Brian Handley.