In 1991, Reynolds Memorial Hospital began a three-phase, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g. heart attack, bypass surgery, valve replacement, heart transplant, angina or angioplasty) to recover faster and improve their quality of life. The goal of the program is to guide the heart patient toward recovery and good health through education, supervised heart-monitored exercise and psychological support.
Cardiac Rehab is divided into three phases. The first phase begins while the patient is hospitalized. The second phase is up to 36 visits of exercise therapy that is covered by most insurances. The third phase is a self-pay program that helps you maintain your strength. You do need a physician order for cardiac rehab.
The program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) since 2000. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors. Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices possible.
Learn more about Pulmonary Rehab here.
Hours: Weekdays, 6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.