Lourdes Helps Patients Prepare for Surgery
Studies have shown that people who prepare themselves before surgery have more realistic expectations and recover faster. Because the Lourdes Health System cares about each patient's mind, body and spirit, it offers Peggy Huddleston's "Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster" program. Using holistic techniques such as visualization and relaxation therapy, this program helps patients through the surgical process.
Patients who take part in the program often need less pain medication, spend less time in the hospital and have an overall faster recovery. All surgical patients at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center are invited to attend a free class and receive an accompanying book and CD before surgery.
"I can tell which patients have taken the class and listened to the CD as soon as I walk in the room," said Coleen Naylor, R.N., the Lourdes Holistic Health Nurse who coordinates the program. "These patients seem to be on their third day post-op instead of day one."
Are you having surgery? Get your mind and body ready with Peggy Huddleston's program. Learn more from our FREE brochure -- and get a FREE stress massager when you order. Call 1-888-LOURDES (568-7337).