Cardiac Wellness Program opens its new space in Bouctouche

Bouctouche, September 18, 2019 – With numerous guests and dignitaries in attendance, the provincial Cardiac Wellness rehabilitation program officially opened its new space in Bouctouche today.

Monique Dufour Doiron, Regional Manager of Healthy Heart, was thrilled to be able to acknowledge everyone’s efforts to bring this project to fruition.  “This is a great day for Cardiac Wellness, and I am very proud to be able to show you this new space,” she stated. “Thanks to this initiative, patients from Bouctouche and surrounding areas will now have access to the same high-quality services available in the other regions of the province.” The President and CEO of Vitalité Health Network, Gilles Lanteigne, shared this same sense of pride.  “This project is tangible evidence that we are contributing to improving people’s health, as set out in our 2017–2020 Strategic Plan,” he stated. 

Thanks to this new space, conveniently located at the J.K. Irving Centre in Bouctouche, all patients with heart disease or with risk factors for heart disease will be able to receive the services they need.  “We offer 12 weeks of twice weekly exercise sessions, under medical supervision. In addition to receiving individual follow-up, which includes the services of a dietitian or psychologist as needed, patients will be entitled to attend seven sessions of group instruction,” explained Jenny Toussaint, Regional Director of Intensive Care and Cardiac Wellness.   Ms. Toussaint also took the opportunity to add that a new pulmonary rehabilitation program was also available within the same space.  “We are pleased to be able to offer patients a wide range of services under one roof.”

Just over $300,000 was needed to fund this initiative, which was a joint effort of the local group Cœur en movement, the Network and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

The Cardiac Wellness Program has a total of 18 locations serving all New Brunswick communities.


From left to right: Dr Josette Vautour, Physician Beauséjour Zone; Monique Dufour Doiron, Regional Manager Healthy Heart Program; Maryse Lebel, Kinesiologist; Mylène Lamy, Respiratory Therapist; Charline Cormier, Registered Nurse; Michèle Cormier, Secretary