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Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabiliation
Rice Hospital's Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab has a great exercise program for you. It's easy to start, whatever your current fitness level and health challenges. Simply ask your doctor for a program referral, or ask us to help you get one. We can also help you get a graded exercise test if you don't already have a current one. The test is used to create a special exercise plan that is tailored exactly to your fitness needs.
- What is Cardiac Rehab?
- Our Programs
- Additional Resources
What is Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab?
Exercise, education, and support are the three mainstays of every Rice Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab program.
In addition to an individualized exercise plan, you have access to education and support sessions that address many topics, including:
- Cardiovascular function and recovery process
- Lipid (cholesterol) management
- Smoking cessation
- Nutrition and weight control
- Stress management and relaxation
- Sexuality and family concerns
- Vocational concerns
- Individual exercise choices
Registered nurses and/or an exercise physiologist are present when you exercise. They are coronary trained and ACLS certified.
Our Cardiac Rehab staff have been specially trained in Cardiac and Vascular Rehab at state-of-the-art educational facilities. They have access to ongoing educational programs from the State Cardiac Rehabilitation Association and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Kellie Prentice, Coordinator
Lynn Stier, Director
Our Rehab Programs
The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab programs at Rice Memorial Hospital were developed to fulfill a community need for ongoing exercise programs under the benefits of medical supervision. The programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease recover faster so that they can lead full and productive lives.
Once you're registered in one of our programs, your entire team may include:
- Your doctor
- Registered nurses specially trained in Cardiac Rehab health
- Exercise Physiologist
- Registered dietitians
- Social worker
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapist
- Clinical pharmacist
- "The Beat" newsletter
- Heart Health Facts and Tips
- A Medical Professional's Guide to Cardiac Rehab at Rice Memorial Hospital
Is your heart getting the care and attention
Did you know that people who've had heart attacks or coronary bypass surgery, and then complete a Cardiac Rehab program, live longer and better lives than those who don't?
Our Cardiac Rehab team can help you reduce stress and feel better. We'll write an exercise prescription just for you - one that challenges you as you get stronger and feel ready to take it up a notch.
Each Cardiac Rehab program has guidelines that match you to the program that best meets your current needs.
They are designed to help people with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases recover faster so that they can lead full and productive lives.
Resources and Contact Information
Rice Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is located across the street from Rice Memorial Hospital, on the second floor of:
Lakeland Health Center
502 2nd St. SW
Willmar, MN 56201
For more information about stress testing, and the rehabilitation programs at Rice Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, contact:
Kellie Prentice, RN,
Lynn Stier, Director