Saturday, March 19, 2011
Mall walking is just what doctor ordered for 3 Staten Island men who bonded at shuttered cardiac rehab center (USA)
"Walking in the Staten Island Mall provides a way for Vincent Puleo of Huguenot, Shelly Fischman of Willowbrook and Vincent Galbo of South Beach to exercise and socialize following treatment for heart disease. The three men met and became friends while recovering from various heart procedures at the former Cardiac Rehabilitation Center of Staten Island. Located at Richmond University Medical Center, the private center was shuttered last December 24 due to low reimbursement from insurance carriers and co-payments that were beyond patients' means The men stressed that they weren't getting anything for free from the center, since they had to make co-payments. They were left scrambling right before Christmas for a convenient and safe way to work out, especially in inclement weather"