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Davis Family Foundation Awards SMHC grant of $18,721

The Davis Family Foundation continues their support of medical organizations in southern Maine with an $18,721 donation to Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC). The grant will enable SHMC to update and expand the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Gym at its Medical Center in Sanford.

Upon hearing of the donation, SMHC’s Cardiopulmonary Manager Donna Cady, RN, said, “This is such a great gift for our patients. It will allow us to offer more exercise time and greater flexibility which will help them to reach their recovery goals.”

The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at SMHC is a medically-supervised program that meets for 24 sessions, combining patient and family education, exercise training, psychosocial and behavioral intervention and outcome assessment. This type of program is widely recognized as a key component of an effective treatment plan for people who have experienced a heart event or have chronic respiratory disease. The Davis Family Foundation grant will ensure that Sanford area residents suffering from cardiac and pulmonary health issues continue to have access to excellent care within their community. 

About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including two acute care medical centers; one in Biddeford, Maine licensed for 150 beds and one in Sanford, Maine, licensed for 58 beds. SMHC offers excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. Eldercare services are provided through four sites located in Sanford. Non-emergency care is available at Walk-In Care centers in Saco and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit www.smhc.org or @smhcHealth on Twitter.

About the Davis Family Foundation
The Davis Family Foundation is a public charitable foundation established by Phyllis C. Davis and H. Halsey Davis of Falmouth, Maine, to support educational, medical and cultural/arts organizations located primarily in Maine. The overriding goal for the foundation is “to make grants where they will do the most good and where our gifts make a real difference.” The foundation has provided over $47 million in grants since its grantmaking activities began in 1986.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Rehab patient, Marianne Theriault, receives encouragement and instruction from Donna Cady, RN.

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