Cardiac Rehab

The Cardiac Rehab program offered at Crawford County Memorial Hospital is a complete course geared toward changing lifestyles. The main component of Cardiac Rehab is an exercise program aimed at getting the heart muscle back in shape after a heart attack, stent placement, bypass surgery or valve replacements. Participants also receive patient education regarding heart disease and risk factors. Additionally, a consultation with CCMH's registered dietician to cover dietary concerns is included in the program.

The program is a minimum of 18 sessions and can be as long as 36 sessions, depending on the patient's needs and insurance coverage. Participants meet three times a week for about one hour in length. The program is housed inside the beautiful Rehab Services Department, conveniently located just inside the main entrance of the hospital. A physician referral is necessary to participate in the Cardiac Rehab program at Crawford County Memorial Hospital. For more information, call 712.265.2500 and ask for Cardiac Rehab.

Pulmonary Rehab

Crawford County Memorial Hospital offers a 12-session Pulmonary Rehab program for patients who have chronic lung conditions. The program teaches patients exercises to help them strengthen muscles used in breathing so they can breathe more efficiently. It also teaches them activities of daily living to help them breathe easier and more efficiently during normal activities. Furthermore, patients are provided instruction on medications and how to use them more effectively.

The Pulmonary Rehab program consists of two classes a week for six weeks with no more than three individuals in each class. A physician's order is necessary for the program and some insurance will cover the cost. For more information, call 712.265.2500 and ask for Pulmonary Rehab.