Recovery & Rehabilitation
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:
- Registered Nurses
- Physical Therapists
- Exercise Physiologists
- Respiratory Therapists
- 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.