Recovery & Rehabilitation

Holland Hospital provides comprehensive, ongoing support to recovering cardiac patients and those at risk of heart disease. Our team of cardiac rehabilitation experts, as well as our nationally recognized CHEER Program, will help you make the lifestyle changes necessary to improve your heart health and longevity.

Help for recovering cardiac patients and those at risk of heart disease is available through the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. We develop an individualized program for your rehabilitation and offer an ongoing maintenance exercise program to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle in a supervised setting.

Our dedicated rehabilitation team includes:

  • Cardiologists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Behavior Health Specialists

Cardiac Rehabilitation consists of three phases:

Phase I Inpatient

This phase begins during your hospital stay and provides education about the heart and good health habits.  Low intensity exercise begins at this time.

Phase II Outpatient

This phase is an 8-12 week program of education, exercise and fun..  The health care team helps you set realistic goals and take an active role in your recovery. Exercise sessions meet three times per week and include continuous supervision and heart monitoring. Staff also provides and suggests dietary and stress management modifications.

Phase III Ongoing

Regular exercise supervision and support for continued positive lifestyle changes. You may chose to participate in this phase on an ongoing basis.

CHEER Heart Failure Program

CHEER is a nationally recognized and free education and 6-month support program led by nurses who are dedicated to helping you successfully live with and manage your heart failure. These nurses are specially trained and will support and encourage you in making lifestyle adjustments that can improve your health and wellness. They are also available to answer any questions you might have regarding your diagnosis and treatment. They work closely with you and your doctors to monitor your symptoms, to help you feel better and stay out of the hospital.