Cardiovascular Wellness and Rehabilitation

The Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute provides a physician-supported wellness and rehabilitation care program at its 12,000-square-foot facility at Sacred Heart Medical Center, RiverBend. The facility includes gyms, classrooms and a demonstration kitchen for use by cardiac and pulmonary patients, as well as non-disease manifested people who want to attain good health.

Cardiac care, including exercise, dietary guidance, holistic health, and tobacco cessation programs, is critical to patients' long-term success in coping with chronic disease. "This is not just cardiac rehabilitation," said Program Manager Sarah Grall, MS. "It's a disease-management and wellness program."

Nearly 70 percent of patients choose to use the institute's wellness and rehabilitation services for ongoing health management after a cardiovascular or pulmonary crisis. The longer cardiovascular patients stay with outpatient rehabilitation programs, the better their health and the lower the rate of subsequent events.

Facility Highlights

  • Two gyms
  • Aerobics studio
  • Walking track
  • Weight training
  • Reference library
  • Demonstration kitchen

Inpatient Transition

Two times per day, cardiac rehabilitation staff assess post-surgical patients at the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute. This approach, implemented in 2009, has resulted in lower complication rates, shorter hospital stays, and higher patient satisfaction.

Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute

3311 RiverBend Drive
Springfield OR 97477
Phone: (541) 222-7218
Toll free: (888) 240-6484

The Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute's Cardiovascular Wellness and Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation.