Our cardiac rehab program helps you improve your fitness level and bolster heart health under the careful guidance of trained healthcare professionals.

Experience the Blessing Difference: Cardiac Rehab

The cardiac rehab program at Blessing is one of the most established and extensive programs in the region.

When you participate in our cardiac rehab program, you benefit from:

  • Commitment To Excellence: Our Blessing Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

  • Structured physical fitness program: Trained specialists help you gradually build endurance and cardiovascular function through the use of cardio machines such as treadmills and stationary bikes in addition to strength training exercises.

  • Wellness classes: You can attend educational programs that focus on a range of healthy living topics including healthy eating, weight loss, smoking cessation and stress management.

  • Personalized rehab plan: We work with your heart doctor to develop a health and wellness plan tailored to your specific needs and limitations.

  • Care that focuses on you: We treat our patients like family. You will see the same familiar, helpful faces at your appointments and throughout your course of treatment.

What Is Cardiac Rehab?

There are several phases of cardiac rehab, including:

  • Phase 1: Inpatient cardiac rehab

  • Phase 2: Outpatient cardiac rehab

  • Phase 3: Maintenance cardiac rehab

Phase 1: Inpatient cardiac rehab

Your rehabilitation program begins during your recovery from a heart procedure at Blessing. Our specialists will help you sit up, stretch and walk short distances. At discharge, you will receive guidelines for exercises and activities to do at home.

Phase 2: Outpatient cardiac rehab

The Blessing cardiovascular nursing staff runs this 12-week program available from 7am - 2:30pm, comprised of classes offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Tuesday/Thursday by appointment. In addition to physical fitness and strength training sessions, you also can attend educational programs hosted by doctors, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers and other healthcare specialists.

You must have a referral from a doctor to participate in this program. Classes are held at the Blessing Health Center, 927 Broadway, Suite 222. Use the east entrance.

Phase 3: Maintenance cardiac rehab program

With a doctor’s referral, you can continue your physical fitness program as a member of the Blessing Wellness Center. You also may choose to do physical activity at home or at another fitness facility.

At the Blessing Wellness Center, you can self-manage your exercise program while also receiving expert advice from trained exercise and healthcare specialists. Learn more about the Blessing Wellness Center.


The American Heart Association offers patients tools and resources to help you focus on recovery after a heart attack. The My Cardiac Coach™ is a free mobile app developed by the American Heart Association. It is a personalized recovery toolkit giving you access to progress-trackers for monitoring blood pressure and weight, tools for logging physical activity and managing medications. To learn more about My Cardiac Coach™ or to download the app click here.”

Contact Us

For more information on our cardiac rehab program please call (217) 223-1200 ext. 4204. To schedule an appointment with a cardiologist, please call 217-214-3424To view upcoming heart related events please click here.