Since 1986, Centegra’s nationally-certified cardiac rehabilitation program has helped cardiac patients heal. The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation has recognized Centegra Health System’s cardiac rehabilitation program for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
Hundreds of people work successfully to return to physical and emotional health after a heart attack or surgery. Many learn about living a heart healthy lifestyle, building strength and reducing stress. The three-phased Centegra Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed to help the participant achieve the maximum level of physical and psychological recovery and reduce risks of future problems. Centegra’s program offers a positive, progressive approach to optimum recovery in a safe, monitored environment.
Phase I – Inpatient
This phase is for individuals recovering from open-heart surgery or a heart attack. An interdisciplinary team that specializes in cardiac care will develop an individualized exercise, education and counseling program for each patient to help coordinate the recovery process.
Phase II – Early Outpatient Program
A 12-week hospital outpatient program focused on an individualized exercise program. The participants attend 40-minute exercise sessions three times a week for the duration of the program. Throughout each exercise session, heart rates, heart rhythm and blood pressure are closely monitored. Cardiac Rehabilitation clinicians supervise every exercise session and report each participant’s progress to his or her physician. Formal education classes are provided and individualized nutrition and behavior counseling are also available.
Phase III – Wellness Program
This 90-day program is available for individuals who have completed the Phase II program. It is available at Centegra Hospital-McHenry or Centegra Hospital- Woodstock. All Phase III participants work independently under the supervision of the Cardiac Rehabilitation team.
To schedule an appointment, call
877-CENTEGRA | (877-236-8347).