February 11, 2009 -
Olympic Medical Center’s Ronald Hodges recently received certification as a Clinical Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Hodges also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Medicine from Oregon State University.
Hodges previously worked as an exercise instructor for Faculty Staff Fitness at Oregon University, and as lead exercise specialist for Samaritan Health Services’ Cardiac Rehabilitation program in Corvallis, Ore. He joined Olympic Medical in October 2008 as cardiac rehabilitation program coordinator, where he puts his expertise and life experience to work for his patients.
“My responsibility is to encourage our cardiac rehab patients to make life-long behavior changes which will improve their health through nutrition, exercise and stress management,” says Hodges.
Hodges sees his professional life as a two-way street – incorporating wellness information he learns on the job into his own life, while sharing his experiences and successes with his patients. He maintains healthy eating habits and participates daily in physical activities, including hiking, biking and dancing.
“Ron brings both wisdom and a personal commitment to wellness to his work at OMC, and this certification shows his interest in deepening his skills and knowledge to benefit patients,” says Judy Tordini, director of cardiac services. “It is a pleasure to have him as part of OMC’s team.”
For more information on Olympic Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation programs please call (360) 417-7486 or visit www.cardiacprogram.com.
Olympic Medical Center is a comprehensive health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It provides inpatient services at its 126-bed acute care facility, and outpatient services including cardiac, imaging, rehabilitation therapy, laboratory, sleep medicine, home health and comprehensive cancer care services at locations throughout the region. For more information call (360) 417-7000 or visit us at www.olympicmedical.org.