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AACVPR Event Recognizes Rehabilitation’s Key Role in Enhancing Quality of Life for Those with Lung Disease

EASTON, Pa., March 18, 2021 – The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has designated March 14-20 as Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, recognizing rehabilitation’s key role in enhancing quality of life for individuals with lung disease. At New Eastwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Easton, residents and care team members joined in this year’s “Breathe Easy” themed event. Pictured (L-R) are New Eastwood’s Karen Sandt, director of nursing; Kim Turoski, clinical liaison; pulmonologist Dr. Livia Bratis, pulmonary rehab program director; and Donna Agulis, respiratory therapist.

Located at 2125 Fairview Avenue in Easton, New Eastwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The facility maintains a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Under the direction of Dr. Bratis, New Eastwood’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program focuses on promoting independence and quality of life through reducing pulmonary symptoms and decreasing disability in acute and chronic lung patients. The facility features numerous modalities along the care continuum service line, including continued tracheostomy weaning, and offers a range of therapies including Trilogy, Airvo, BIPAP and high-flow oxygen capabilities.

Founded in 1985, the AACVPR is a multidisciplinary professional association for those in the pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation field. Its mission is to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.

New Eastwood offers a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community. The library and more information on the skilled nursing facility can be found at


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