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 helps patients and families make changes and adjustments to lifestyles and habits to reach and stay healthy. Heartwise accomplishes this through planned programs of supervised exercise and education.
Programs are conducted by trained individuals from various professions. Physicians, nurses, paramedics, dieticians and an exercise physiologist work together under the direction of our Medical Director to provide you with a safe and efficient rehabilitation program.
Heartwise is committed to assisting you in achieving your highest level of health and wellness.
Phase I: is supervised exercise and education programs. Your physician’s order is required for participation in the program. All patients are interviewed and have a health assessment completed prior to beginning the program.
Phase II: This program is designed for patients who have experienced a cardiac event. Patients begin the program in an appropriate time after their discharge from the hospital and are monitored by telemetry while exercising on stationary bicycles, recumbent cross trainers, arm ergo meter or treadmills. Each patient has an individually planned program to safely meet their needs and reach their health goals.
The program is located at the Medical Office Building, suite 400 at Mayo Regional Hospital and runs on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday schedule. Educational sessions are held on Wednesdays. Exercise times are scheduled by the Heartwise staff.
- Elizabeth Dennis, DO – Medical Director
- Jody Annis, RN