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UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation

UHS Cardiac Rehab

Location / Contact

Binghamton General Hospital Campus, Phelps Hall, 20 Mitchell Avenue, Binghamton. To learn more, please call 607-762-2178.

UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides a multi-faceted approach to improve cardiovascular health and overall well-being.

Cardiac Rehabilitation begins upon admission to the hospital and continues well after discharge.

The program begins with an initial rehabilitation consult provided to patients in the hospital recovering from a cardiac event.

Cardiac rehabilitation continues soon after discharge as a comprehensive, medically supervised exercise and education program for those who have experienced a cardiac event. Each program is individually designed to meet the needs of the patient and promote the fullest possible recovery, and includes on-going updates to a patient’s cardiologist or primary provider. This phase typically lasts 12-18 weeks and is covered by most insurances. UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation is nationally certified by AACVPR, maintaining the highest level of commitment and care to our cardiac patients.

Enrollment and Cost

Patients are accepted into this program by physician referral. Eligible participants will meet with a Cardiac Rehabilitation Registered Nurse for an initial interview. An individualized exercise prescription will then be developed by one of our Exercise Physiologists. Participants can choose to exercise 2-3x/week. Class days and times will be determined at the time of initial interview and are based on availability. Since UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically accepted and supervised program prescribed by your doctor, it is covered by most insurance contracts for most cardiac diagnoses. Our team will help you determine your insurance coverage at your initial intake appointment.


UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation At DVH

nurse and elderly female patient in a gymUHS Cardiac Rehabilitation at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is nationally certified by AACVPR, maintaining the highest level of commitment and care to our cardiac patients.

Supervision during exercise soon after a heart attack, open heart surgery, or any other heart related procedure is very important in minimizing the risk for preventable problems during exercise.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II Program is a comprehensive medically supervised exercise and education program for patients who have had a heart attack, open heart surgery, valve replacement surgery, chronic heart failure (CHF), angina, angioplasty/stents or other major heart problems.

It is an individualized program designed to promote the fullest possible recovery from heart disease. The Phase II program focuses on improving your heart’s status while enhancing your understanding of your condition.

UHS Cardiac Rehab At DVH

Location / Contact

Delaware Valley Hospital Campus, Physical Rehabilitation Center, (Next to Community Pharmacy) 1 Titus Place, Walton. To learn more, please call 607-865-2155.

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Loved & Legendary

Sue Malia, BSN, RN is the heart and soul of the Walton facility's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program. Learn more about her in the video below.

Other benefits include:

  • Better management of your heart’s responses to exercise
  • Improved cardiac stability during physical activity
  • Better blood pressure control; Increased HDL (good) cholesterol and decreased LDL (Bad) cholesterol
  • Improved physical fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased dependence on certain cardiac medications
  • Increased self-confidence and sense of well being
  • Ongoing motivation and encouragement from our caring staff
  • Support system for those with heart disease.

Your Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

Your Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team includes an Advanced Cardiac Life Support credentialed, registered nurse; a physical therapist and is physician-supervised. Consultations with a registered dietitian, social worker and psycho-social worker are available as needed.

Enrollment

Enrollment

Enrollment and Cost Patients are accepted into this program by physician referral. Eligible participants will meet with a Cardiac Rehabilitation Registered Nurse for an initial interview. An individualized exercise prescription will then be developed by one of our Physical Therapists. Participants can choose to exercise 2-3x/week. Class days and times will be determined at the time of initial interview and are based on availability. Since UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically accepted and supervised program prescribed by your doctor, it is covered by most insurance contracts for most cardiac diagnoses. Our team will help you determine your insurance coverage at your initial intake appointment.

Program and Hours:

Exercise sessions are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday and are conducted in one hour intervals. Participants may attend 2 or 3 times each week. The program generally runs for 12 weeks.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase III

Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase III

Participants who have graduated from the Phase II program can move into the Phase III program, (Independent Maintenance Program) with a physician referral. This program enables you to continue to an individualized exercise program in a controlled environment. Staff will instruct you in the use of all the available equipment and will monitor your heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen level before and after exercising.

Cost:

We make every effort to keep costs low. Cost is $ 40 per month and is payable prior to beginning your program and includes unlimited use of the facilities during Independent Exercise hours, Monday through Friday. Checks and credit cards are accepted.


UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation At CMH

UHS Cardiac Rehab At CMH

Location / Contact

Chenango Memorial Hospital Campus, 1st Floor, 179 N. Broad Street, Norwich, NY. To make appointments, patients and providers can call                  607-337-4215.

Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase 2)  services are now also offered at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital's new Cardiac Rehabilitation facility. Cardiac Rehab, also known as Phase 2 Rehab, is a Nurse monitored, low-pace exercise program in which heart care patients wear wireless heart monitoring devices with constant nurse supervision.  This program offers the same benefits as those listed above at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital.

The program was not previously offered locally and required travel out of the area. Staff member Joel Cummings, RN, is specially trained to work with cardiac rehab patients and help them through the process of getting back to a comfortable and safe lifestyle.