Wellness Center and Cardiac Rehabilitation
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Left to right: Carol Keating RN, Roxanne Wimmer RN,C., Linda Mariano Clinical Exercise Specialist, Joan Wilson RN
For the past 25 years The Sutter Heart Wellness and Cardiac Rehabilitation Center has been helping people recover from cardiac events such as myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass, valve repair or replacement surgery, angioplasty, stent placement, angina, heart failure and heart transplants.
The Sutter Heart Wellness & Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in Sacramento has instituted a three phase program that is designed to facilitate cardiovascular risk factor reduction with R.E.E.P. (Recovery, Exercise, Education, and Prevention). All phases require a physician referral. (Getting a referral can be easy! Print out our physician referral form and have your doctor fill it out) Physician Referral Form.
Phase I - Recovery
This phase of our Cardiac Rehabilitation program can begin during your hospital stay or perhaps in your physician's office. While in the hospital one of our RNs will visit you and your family to provide educational materials and answer questions about your diagnosis and procedure. If our RN should miss you during your stay please ask your cardiologist about cardiac rehabilitation on your first follow up office visit.
Phase II – Exercise & Education
The out-patient phase is a one to three month ECG monitored exercise and education course designed to build physical strength and emotional confidence. This experience will provide you with knowledge of your health issues and the tools to actively manage your health. A multidisciplinary staff of cardiac care RNs, Exercise Specialists, and a Dietician will give you the tools you need to live an active healthy lifestyle.
*Phase III & IV – Prevention and Maintenance Newly Expanded!
A comprehensive Maintenance and Primary Prevention Program of minimally supervised non-monitored exercise for individuals in stable physical and mental health who have a physician referral and meet one or both of the following qualifications:
1) Graduated from a Phase II Cardiac Rehab program
2) Been diagnosed with one or more cardiovascular risk factor (uncontrolled blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, elevated blood lipids, obesity, smoking, and physical inactivity).
*There is a minimal fee associated with this phase, it is a self-pay program not covered by insurances.
"All personnel at the unit, without exception, were kind, encouraging, courteous, knowledgeable and highly dedicated to their work. I really enjoyed interacting with them!"
"It motivated me to help myself."
"I loved the structure, the exercise, the information- which has served to really help me to "bounce back". This is a really valuable program."