Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Returns to Aspirus Stanley Hospital

Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting September 26th.

For anyone recovering from a heart attack or other heart related problem, participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program is an important part of getting back to your best health. 

After about a 4-year closure, the Phase 2 outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Aspirus Stanley Hospital has reopened in a newly remodeled space. 

“Our cardiac rehabilitation program provides a resource for patients that will assure they get the care they need locally and makes it more convenient by reducing drive time by as much as an hour for the service,” said Steven Seiberling, Rehabilitation Department Supervisor at Aspirus Stanley Hospital. 

To celebrate the reopening, Aspirus Stanley Hospital will be having a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. in the hospital’s main conference room. The public is invited to attend to see the newly renovated space, learn about the program and meet the staff. 

The 36-session program will initially serve patients two days a week, providing structured exercise in a monitored environment. 

“Patients will benefit from working out on the treadmills, NuStep and elliptical machines, a stationary bike and upper body arm bikes while under the watchful eye of a registered nurse and physical therapist with special expertise in cardiac rehab,” adds Seiberling.

The benefits of participating in a cardiac rehab program are many, including: 
Building strength and stamina after a cardiac event.
Increasing energy through improved physical activity.
Reduce stress and improve your mood.
Preventing future illness and death from heart disease.

In addition to exercise, cardiac rehab provides education about how to adopt a more heart-healthy lifestyle after a heart event to help move the participant toward healing and long-term quality of life. For information about the cardiac rehab program at Aspirus Stanley Hospital call 715-644-6181.