Cardiac Rehabilitation Returns

Cardiac Rehabilitation Returns

Pratt Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the return of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Pratt.  The cardiac rehab program at PRMC aims to address the critically important need for properly trained and skilled staff to deliver the most advanced care and information to cardiac patients, while also reducing the risk of another cardiac event.

“After listening to our community, who expressed this as a need and thinking creatively, we have found a way to provide locally delivered cardiac rehabilitation services for our residents in a manner that maintains the quality and availability of care and is economically feasible,” stated Susan Page, President and CEO.

When you have a heart condition, a doctor-supervised rehabilitation program, tailored to your individual needs, can help get your heart back into shape, reduce your risk factors and improve the quality of your life.

Participants in cardiac rehabilitation exercise regularly in a closely supervised setting. They learn stretching and cooling techniques, how to monitor their heart rate and activity levels, increase their aerobic capacity and become stronger. While exercising, a health professional assesses their heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure and symptoms of distress. Patients receive extensive education that includes risk factor modification, stress management, and nutrition counseling. Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically monitored program and requires a physician in close proximity.

The program will be in the basement of the hospital. Participants will be encouraged to use the Emergency Department parking lot and entrance, then take the elevators to the basement and follow the signs.

Belinda Galle, APRN who will be managing the program commended the PRMC for bringing cardiac rehabilitation to the area. "Cardiac care is near and dear to my heart," said Galle, "It's based on identifying local needs and being able to address those needs, I believe very strongly that rural Kansas matters."

Patients interested in cardiac rehabilitation at Pratt Regional Medical Center, should ask their cardiologist for a referral to the program at PRMC.  For additional information contact Belinda Galle, APRN at 620-450-1295.