Mayo Regional Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Heartwise, was designed in response to the growing number of individuals in the area who have some type of heart or blood vessel disease. The program can help you and your family learn how to make behavioral adjustments in your lifestyles that are necessary to attain and maintain an optimum state of health. Heartwise accomplishes this through planned programs of supervised exercise, education, and telephone follow-up.
Programs are conducted by trained individuals from various professions. Physicians, nurses, paramedics, dieticians, and aerobic instructors work together under the direction of a Physician Medical Director to provide you with a safe and efficient rehabilitation program.
Phase II and Phase III are supervised exercise and education programs. Your physician's order is required for participation in either program. All patients are interviewed and have a health assessment completed prior to beginning the program.
CARES Program is a congestive heart failure monitoring program. The program involves interviews and follow-up via the telephone on an ongoing basis. Your physician must order this program and it may be done with Phase II or Phase III.
Phase II Program is designed for patients who have experienced a cardiac event. Patients begin the program within the first week of their discharge from the hospital and are monitored by telemetry while exercising on stationary bicycles. Individual needs and capabilities design each patient's program.
Phase II is located at the Medical Office Building, Suite 400 at Mayo Regional Hospital and is conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week.
Phase III Program design includes patients from Phase II but also for those who are at high risk of heart disease and want to control their risks. Phase III is located at the Penquis Higher Education Center gym on Mayo Street in Dover-Foxcroft and conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. Programming may be canceled occasionally due to school events and/or inclement weather. Exercise sessions are 5-6 p.m.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Purpose: These courses are intended for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers who are called upon to provide definitive cardiac care. It is designed as a standardized teaching and testing laboratory consisting of lectures and workshops for practical testing and evaluation.
- Provider Course – $235
- Provider Review Course – $160
- Instructor Course – $175
- PALS Recert – $75
- PALS Provider – $150
Includes equipment fee $25/Provider & $15 Provider Review.
Tuition covers the ACLS manual, pre-course materials and lunch.
Course registration is guaranteed only after payment is received.
Course materials will be sent only after tuition is received.
REFUND POLICY – a refund less 25% (and the cost of textbooks already received by the student) will be made up to four weeks prior to the course. We regret no refunds can be made after four weeks.
Course Guidelines: The course is taught in accordance with American Heart Association Guidelines by AHA Certified ACLS Instructors.
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) scheduled: Please Call
The purpose of this component of Heartwise, is to improve health status and reduce hospital admissions. We provide regular monitoring of your health status and compliance in partnership with your physician.
- Judith F. Gerrish, RN
- Program Director
- Lesley M. Fernow, MD
- Medical Director
- Janet Nuite, RN
- Staff Nurse
- Nina Pratt
- Office Manager