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WellStar Opens New Demonstration Kitchen for Cardiac Rehab Patients

October 17, 2016

WellStar Kennestone Hospital cardiac rehabilitation services hosted a ribbon cutting celebration for the opening of its new demonstration kitchen funded through donations to the WellStar Foundation. On September 20, 2016, WellStar team members and Foundation donors celebrated the launch of the program that will provide healthy cooking demonstrations to patients and the community.

The demonstration kitchen will be utilized by cardiac rehabilitation services and WellStar Health Place to host healthy cooking demonstrations led by onsite nutritionists. In addition to supporting the demonstration kitchen, donations to the WellStar Foundation also contributed to upgrading exercise equipment for cardiac rehabilitation services.

“We are appreciative of the WellStar Foundation and their dedication to providing patient-centered services that encourage prevention and safe rehabilitation for patients with coronary artery disease,” said Joe Phillips, M.D., cardiac rehabilitation supervising physician. “The educational cooking station is more than a teaching kitchen, it’s a tool that empowers cardiac rehab patients to make healthy decisions, as well as the community overall through interactive cooking classes offered by WellStar Health Place. It’s a win-win for the community.”

The WellStar Foundation is a supporting organization of WellStar Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in Ga. Contributions go toward improving the quality of care in WellStar’s communities. For more information about the WellStar Foundation or to make a tax-deductible donation in support of WellStar cardiac rehabilitation services, visit or call 770-956-GIVE (4483).

About the WellStar Foundation

For more than 30 years, the WellStar Foundation has been at the forefront of securing life-saving resources for the WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia. As a not-for profit, donations from individuals, businesses and community organizations are critical for WellStar to achieve world-class healthcare. The Foundation reinvests 100 percent of every dollar donated toward initiatives that advance the level of healthcare provided to WellStar communities through improved patient services and assistance for those in need. To learn more, visit or call 770-956-GIVE (4483).

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