Patients in the rehabilitation programs at IRMC are taught to achieve an optimal level of independence and physical capabilities, which in turn improves their quality of life.
All activities are monitored by a member of the rehabilitation team who provides progress reports to the patient's primary physician.
Participants must be referred by their personal local physician to enroll in either the Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation program.
The EKG-monitored physical conditioning program for heart patients usually begins a few weeks following hospital discharge from heart surgery.
Because IRMC's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation department is part of the hospital, it provides a lower cost program in a safe environment where hospital resources are readily available. Many health insurance plans will reimburse patients for services. Medicare generally covers 80 percent of the cost.
Hours of operation for both programs are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7 to 10 a.m., and afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Call 772.567.4311, ext. 2410, for details about the programs.