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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Celebrating 10 Years of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Services in St. Mary’s County

The holidays may be over, but MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is still celebrating. January marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the hospital’s Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. A special open house will be held Friday, January 10, 2020, to commemorate the occasion and the public is invited to attend the event which will be held from 7:00 a.m., to 9 a.m., and from 3:00 p.m., to 5:00 p.m., The center is located inside the front entrance of the hospital just off the main lobby. The Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation Center was opened on Jan. 8, 2010 and was funded by a gift from former ABC News “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel in honor of his wife, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. Grace Anne was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2001 and was only given a few years to live. Thanks to pulmonary rehabilitation, Grace Anne has lived with and managed her condition for 18 years and has been active as an advocate and spokesperson for COPD ever since. “When I was diagnosed and given really what I thought was a very short time to live, there was not much hope offered […]

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