Mercy Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - Springfield

Part of Hammons Heart Institute - Springfield
1325 E. Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804

Phone: (417) 820-3031
Fax: (417) 820-9315
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Springfield, MO Cardiac, Vascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at Hammons Heart Institute in Springfield is a physician-supervised program that can help improve your symptoms and your heart function. Cardiac rehab has been proven to decrease your chances of a repeat heart attack and improve life expectancy. These benefits last up to five years following participation in a program. You’ll gain confidence as you learn healthy living habits and exercise in a safe supervised setting. We encourage your spouse or support person to participate with you.

You may receive cardiac rehab if you’ve had a heart attack or heart surgery (or other heart procedures), but we also see people with ongoing heart concerns who want to improve their quality of life and overall health. Conditions or procedures that may benefit from cardiac and vascular rehab include:

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation is part of Mercy’s heart care program, emphasizing heart-healthy living and providing you with the knowledge and power to make appropriate lifestyle changes. 

Cardiac Rehab Program Services

Our team of clinicians will work with your physician to develop an individualized cardiac rehabilitation plan tailored to meet your specific needs and individual health concerns.

There are three phases of Mercy's cardiac rehab program:

  • Phase I rehabilitation begins in the hospital with education and appropriate exercise therapy to restore strength.
  • Phase II, outpatient rehabilitation, is a three-month program that begins at our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation location in Hammons Heart Institute. This includes heart monitoring, education and therapeutic exercise classes to help you reach your best possible level of activity.
  • Phase III is the maintenance phase. You’ll learn to keep up your present exercise program and establish lifelong habits.

Patients who have cardiac risk factors but no history of heart disease may be referred directly into Phase III. In Mercy cardiac rehab, you’ll:

  • Establish a progressive exercise program to build fitness and functional capacity.
  • Have access to educational classes to help you adjust or change your lifestyle and habits. We’ll teach you things like how to quit smoking or eat better.
  • Learn stress management techniques to help reduce your anxiety.
  • Learn about your specific heart condition/disease and the best way to manage it.
  • Prepare for your return to work, ready to meet the physical and psychological demands of the job.

Pulmonary Rehab Program Services

Conditions or procedures that may benefit from pulmonary rehab include:

  • Post lung transplant
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Lung or bronchial cancer

Pulmonary rehab has three phases.

  • Phase I begins while you are in the hospital and focuses on education and exercise therapy for pulmonary disease.
  • Phase II, outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation, begins at our cardiopulmonary rehab location in Hammons Heart Institute. Exercise therapy, respiratory therapy and nursing care help you reach your best possible level of activity.
  • Phase III is focused on maintaining your health and level of activity.

All pulmonary rehab programs and services require a physician referral and follow physician orders.

Mercy has several outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation locations throughout southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, staffed by registered nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists, registered dietitians and psychologists.

For more information, call 417-820-3031.

AACVPR Certified

Our programs are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Our team is trained with Advanced CardiacLife Support (ACLS). Our facility has emergency medical equipment ready.