Following heart surgery or a heart procedure, patients undergo a comprehensive program of exercise, risk factor modification and heart health education in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Individual rehabilitation plans are designed to help patients get back on their feet. The program combines state-of-the-art exercise equipment with individualized patient education and exercise guidelines provided by certified staff.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is offered through our partner hospitals, Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls and St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend. Both locations are certified through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Our professional team includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists, registered dietary staff and behavioral health experts.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is composed of three phases: inpatient, outpatient and maintenance. The program begins while the patient is still in the hospital. Nursing staff and exercise physiologists work with patients to aid in range of motion, movement and walking. Upon discharge, patients begin the outpatient phase in which our specially trained staff develops an individualized rehabilitation plan designed to improve cardiovascular health and musculoskeletal strength. The length of the outpatient phase is determined by both exercise and educational goal attainment.
In addition to exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation provides heart health education. Our health care professionals provide vital information about heart disease, risk factor management, proper nutrition and weight management, understanding exercise, heart disease treatments and stress management.
Patients seeking cardiac rehabilitation services must first get a prescription from a cardiologist or from their primary care physician. Prior to starting a cardiac rehabilitation program, patients should verify insurance coverage.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is offered in two locations:
North Hills Health Center; just off I-45 near the intersection of Appleton Avenue and Good Hope Road. There is ample free parking in a surface lot in front of the building. Get directions.
For more information about the Community Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, call the hospital’s information line, Careconnection, at 262-251-1001 or 800-246-8332.
St. Joseph Hospital; on Highway US-45 five miles south of West Bend, across from the Washington County Fair Park. Ample free parking is available. Get directions.
For more information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend, call the St. Joseph’s Health Center at 262-836-7300.