The emotional and physical stress that comes with a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, or a heart surgery or procedure is compounded by the uncertainty of when—or if—the patient can return to their same quality of life. Rice County District Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is an exercise and health program designed to ease anxiety by providing education and personalized services to help heart patients safely increase their physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems, including heart attacks.

In the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, patients work with a team of healthcare professionals who design a personalized rehabilitation program, based on the individual’s health and goals. The staff is dedicated to helping each patient return to the quality of life they enjoyed before they suffered a cardiac event.

“We understand that the recovery process from a cardiac event can be stressful, so we strive to create a unique kind of energy in the rehab room that encourages health and fitness. On Fridays, our staff and patients participate in Cardiac Rehab Karaoke. There is healing in the fun! We like to say, ‘what happens in Cardiac Rehab stays in Cardiac Rehab!”

– Lana Brown, BSN, RN

To learn more about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, visit with your healthcare provider. The RCDH Cardiac Rehabilitation Program works with all physician referrals.

For more information, call the hospital at 620-257-5173 or contact the department directly using the form below.