Cardiopulmonary Rehab & Diagnostics

Jones

First Name: 
Marcy
Title or Degree Abbreviation: 
Secretary
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Western Technical College

Current Position: 
Secretary
Bio: 

Marcy Jones is originally from Cashton, Wisconsin. Prior to coming to VMH, Marcy worked at S&S Cycle for a number of years. Marcy is certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED).  She is involved with Relay for Life, the Syttende Mai Walk/Run events, the Transplant Support Group walk, and has achieved her gallon blood donation recognition.  Marcy resides in Viroqua and is an avid gardener. Marcy began her career at VMH in September 2008.  

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DeLap

First Name: 
Sondra
Title or Degree Abbreviation: 
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Current Position: 
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Bio: 

Sondra DeLap, MS, ACSM-RCEP, EIM Credential Level III, is originally from Viroqua but spent most of her childhood in De Forest, WI.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire while serving as President and Activities Coordinator for the university Kinesiology Association. She received her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology in 2012 from UW-Milwaukee where she served as Vice President of the Kinesiology Graduate Association. She has experience working in cardiac rehabilitation in the greater Milwaukee area and teaching undergraduate level Exercise Physiology and Exercise Testing and Prescription at UW-Milwaukee and Carroll University.


Sondra’s professional certifications include the American College of Sports Medicine – Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider, Heart S
aver – Basic Life Support and Heart Saver – AED, and has the Exercise is Medicine Credential – Level III.  Sondra is a member of the Wisconsin Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (WISCPHR) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). 


In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Sondra is also the coordinator for the annual Transplant Support Group fundraising walk that is held at the Viroqua High School Track each August.


Sondra is excited to be back in Viroqua and working at Vernon Memorial Healthcare.  She enjoys outdoor activities, long distance running and biking, and spending summers at the family cottage.  Sondra began her career at VMH in April 2013.

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Ostrem

First Name: 
Cindy
Title or Degree Abbreviation: 
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Current Position: 
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Bio: 

Cindy Ostrem, MS, RCEP, CES, CCET, EIM Credential Level III.  Cindy is originally from Hayfield, Minnesota. She received her B.A. Degree in Health and Wellness in 1982 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and received her Master’s Degree in Adult Fitness – Cardiac Rehabilitation in 1985 from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.


Cindy is an American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Exercise Specialist, a Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and has the Exercise is Medicine Credential – Level III. She is also American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Heart Saver – Basic Life Support and Heart Saver – AED certified.


Cindy is a member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the Wisconsin Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (WISCPHR), and the ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiology Association.  She has served as the WISCPHR President, Secretary, a board of director’s member, and a Northwestern Wisconsin Regional Representative to the WISCPHR.  She also serves on a number of WISCPHR committees, was the co-editor of WISCPHR’s bi-monthly newsletter and has been a member of the WISCPHR Day on the Hill committee, traveling to Washington, D.C. on several occasions to advocate for cardiac rehab reimbursement issues.  Cindy received the Award of Excellence from WISCVPR in 2010.


Cindy has two years of cardiac catheterization lab experience. She has worked in the field of Cardiac Rehabilitation since 1988.   Cindy and her husband live in Westby and enjoy golf.
Cindy began her career at VMH in June 1992. 

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Hoff

First Name: 
Dawn
Title or Degree Abbreviation: 
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Current Position: 
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Bio: 

Dawn Hoff, MS, CES, RCEP, EIM Credential Level III is originally from Onalaska, WI.  She earned her BS Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Fitness and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Her graduate thesis, “The Physiological Effects of 8 weeks of Yoga Training “ was published in the ACE Journal in 2005 and Dawn was nominated for the New Investigator award at the 2005 AACVPR National Conference.

Her professional certifications include the American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, Heart Saver – Basic Life Support and Heart Saver – AED.  She has also earned the Exercise is Medicine Credential: Level 3 from the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Dawn is a member of the Wisconsin Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (WISCPHR) and is a member of the speaker’s bureau through VMH.  In addition, Dawn teaches Restorative Yoga classes at VMH.

Dawn currently lives just outside of Viroqua with her husband, son, and three dogs.  She is the assistant gymnastics coach at Viroqua High School and enjoys running, cooking, and working on indoor and outdoor home projects.

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Thunstedt

First Name: 
Eric
Title or Degree Abbreviation: 
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Current Position: 
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Bio: 

Eric Thunstedt, M.A., CES, RCEP, EIM Credential Level III, is originally from Alden, Minnesota. He received a B.A. degree in Exercise Science from Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA in 1998 and his Masters (M.A.) degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology / Cardiac Rehabilitation from Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN in 2004.


Eric’s professional certifications include the American College of Sports Medicine – Clinical Exercise Specialist (ACSM-CES) certification, the American College of Sports Medicine – Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, Heart Saver – Basic Life Support and Heart Saver – AED.  He has also obtained the Exercise is Medicine® Credential Level III.


He is a member of the Wisconsin Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (WISCPHR), the ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA), and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).   He also serves as the Exercise Physiology Consultant on the Diabetes Community Education Team at Vernon Memorial Healthcare, the HEART Center’s Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Rehabilitation Internship Coordinator, and is a member of the speaker’s bureau through VMH. 

Eric has many years of personal training experience and has corporate fitness management experience. Eric began his career at VMH in July 2004.

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Anderson

First Name: 
Bonnie
Title or Degree Abbreviation: 
Manager of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Rehabilitation
Current Position: 
Manager of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Rehabilitation
Bio: 

Bonnie (Bagstad) Anderson, MS, CES, RCEP, EIM Credential Level III, FAACVPR is originally from Westby, Wisconsin. She received her B.S. Degrees in 1980 in Health Education and Art Education. She obtained her Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Exercise and Sports Science Program in Human Performance - Cardiac Rehabilitation in 1990.

Her professional certifications include the American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Specialist, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Exercise is Medicine Level III Credential , American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider,  Heart Saver - Basic Life Support and Heart Saver - AED. S

She is a member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), the Wisconsin Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (WISCPHR), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA).  She has served as a Regional Representative for the Wisconsin Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (WISCVPR); has been an active member of numerous committees as part of the organization’s Board of Directors; and served as President of that organization in 2003.  Bonnie received the Award of Excellence from WISCVPR in 2005.

Bonnie has also served on several American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) committees including Membership, Leadership, the ITP Taskforce, the Professional Certification Committee, Registry, and Program Certification.  She is currently serving on the AACVPR Board as Director of the Clinical Services Committee which is comprised of the Program Certification/Recertification Committee, the Registry Task Force, and the Clinical Applications Committee.  In 2012, Bonnie received the Presidential Recognition Award for her work directing the National Program Certification Process.


In addition to being a visiting lecturer at both the Winona State University and the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Cardiac Rehab Programs, Bonnie has also been an invited speaker at numerous national and state affiliate conferences. 
She also facilitates an active Heart and Other Organ Transplant Support Group.  Bonnie was honored to receive the 2011 Wisconsin Rural Health Ambassador Award. 
Bonnie began her career at VMH in May 1986.  Current Position:  Manager of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and Rehabilitation.

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