Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab

Phone: (712) 542-8299

CRHC offers a Phase ll Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, as well as a Phase lll maintenance program for those who want to continue with an exercise regimen.

Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to assist individuals with recovery from a “heart event.” Whether you have experienced a heart attack, heart failure, balloon angioplasty, stent placement bypass surgery, or heart transplant, our staff stands ready to help you with your rehabilitation regime.

Our Registered Nurses will help you understand your “heart event”, how to rehabilitate from the event, and what you can do to minimize the risk of another occurrence. Individualized consultations can include an exercise program, advising on a proper diet, a weight loss plan, or a smoking cessation strategy – all based on your health history and cardiac risk factors.

Our Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department utilizes treadmills, stationary bicycles, weights, resistance bands and several other pieces of equipment.

We offer Pulmonary Rehabilitation service for those who have COPD or any other respiratory condition. The staff will develop and guide you through an exercise plan to help you gain strength. A respiratory therapist is available to educate you on proper ways to cope with or overcome your respiratory condition.

A physician referral is needed for all Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation services.

Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Location

Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation is located just inside the main lobby, to the left of the main entrance. CRHC is located at 220 Essie Davison Dr., Clarinda, IA.

If you have questions or want to learn more, contact Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation manager Stacey Hess at (712) 542-8299.

 

Meet The Team

Stacey Hess, RN  is CRHC’s new Cardiopulmonary Service Manager. She grew up in Bedford, Iowa and graduated high school at Bedford Community High School in 2012. She attended nursing school at Iowa Western Community College in Clarinda, Iowa and is currently perusing her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing.  Stacey has been a nurse for 5 years and 3 of it has been at CRHC. She love the people and the culture at CRHC. The people that she work with and take care of are like family.  She knew she wanted to go into healthcare because she realized at a young age that she enjoyed taking care of people.

 

Alexa Connell, BEXSc is CRHC’s new Exercise Specialist. She joined CRHC in 2020 and will be offering personal training, wellness coaching, and group exercise programs. Alexa will be working with patients in the Phase III portion of the Cardio/Pulmonary Rehab program. She decided to jump into the healthcare field because she enjoys working hands on, and wanted to help improve and make a difference in people’s lives.

 

Susan Gray, RT has been a Respiratory Therapist at CRHC since 2016. She attended Northwest Missouri State and trained at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. She has 10+ years’ experience with cardiac/pulmonary critical care and ventilator management. While she found the large, urban hospital experience invaluable she appreciates the close-knit community feel a rural, critical access hospital offers.

 

Pulmonary Rehab

Do you, or a love suffer from a chronic lung condition such as COPD, cystic fibrosis, persistent asthma, pulmonary hypertension, or lung cancer? Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to help rebuild lung strength and improve quality of life. Talk to your doctor about qualifications for Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Pulmonary Rehab Q&A

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary Rehab is a patient customized program supervised by an RN that includes exercise training, education, and breathing techniques. Pulmonary Rehab is for patients that suffer from chronic lung conditions or lung problem due to other complications. Exercise programs and education is customized for every patient. Pulmonary Rehabilitation does not stop in the hospital. Home exercise programs are developed for you to perform at home.

 

Who will be on your Pulmonary Rehabilitation team?

There is a group of people that will be involved in your care during Pulmonary Rehab. Your primary care doctor, nurse, dietician, diabetic educator, personal trainer and respiratory therapy.

 

Where does Pulmonary Rehabilitation take place?

Pulmonary Rehab is an outpatient service that you will attend at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. We are located through the front entrance to the left, across from Physical Therapy.

 

Can I use oxygen during Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Yes, we have oxygen available for use during Pulmonary Rehab and your program will be customized to you.

 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation from home?

Pulmonary Rehab does not only take place at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, but it is also important that you continue your program at home. You will be given exercises to do at home. You will be given an individualized exercise program for you to continue your progress each day at home.

 

What is the cost of Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

The cost of Pulmonary Rehab depends on your health insurance. Once your primary physician has referred you to Pulmonary Rehab, your insurance will be contacted, and you will be notified by the Cardiopulmonary Service Manager if you have a co-pay.

If you or a family member have any other questions please call Stacey Hess, RN Cardiopulmonary Service Manager at 712-542-8299.

 

Cardiac Rehab

Do you know someone that has suffered from a recent cardiac event such as a heart attack, stent placement, angioplasty, angina, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart failure, peripheral artery disease or heart valve surgery?  Talk to your doctor about qualifications for Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Cardiac Rehab Q&A

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

This is an outpatient service that is prescribed by a medical provider after a cardic event. The program combines exercise training and education.  The end goal for Cardiac Rehab is to improve your recovery and get you back to your regular activities. Exercise programs and education is customized for every patient. Cardiac Rehabilitation does not stop in the hospital. Home exercise programs are developed for you to perform at home.

 

Who will be on your Cardiac Rehabilitation team?

There is a group of people that will be involved in your care during Cardiac Rehab. Your primary care doctor, nurse, dietician, diabetic educator, and personal trainer.

 

Where does Cardiac Rehabilitation take place?

Cardiac Rehab is an outpatient service that you will attend at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. We are located through the front entrance to the left, across from Physical Therapy.

 

Can I do Cardiac Rehabilitation at home?

Cardiac Rehab does not only take place at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, but it is also important that you continue your program at home. You will be given exercises to do at home.

 

What does Cardiac Rehabilitation cost?

The cost of Cardiac Rehab depends on your health insurance. Once your primary physician has referred you to Cardiac Rehab, your insurance will be contacted, and you will be notified by the Cardiopulmonary Service Manager if you have a co-pay.

 

If you or a family member have any other questions please call Stacey Hess, RN Cardiopulmonary Service Manager at 712-542-8299.