Cardiac Rehabilitation

Having a heart attack or being diagnosed with a heart condition can be life-changing and frightening. The goal of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Silver Cross Hospital is to help you recover from your cardiovascular event and prevent future heart problems. Our rehabilitation program is designed to improve the functioning of your heart and lungs, strengthen your muscles, and help you gain the confidence you need to return to living a high-quality life.

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Rehabilitation Program

Our highly trained cardiac rehabilitation nurses and exercise physiologists will review risk factors with you and discuss lifestyle changes and choices to help improve the success of your treatment. With the support and guidance of our cardiac rehabilitation team, you can return to your everyday life with a renewed, healthy outlook and strong heart.

Program Length

18 or 36 sessions (6 or 12 weeks)


3 days per week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Achieve optimal level of physical, psychological and social health. Increase cardiac strength and endurance through:

  • Individual progressive exercise plan monitored closely by telemetry
  • Patient and family education of cardiovascular disease, risk factor modification, heart-healthy nutrition and stress management
  • Emotional support


Coronary bypass surgery, heart attack, angioplasty with stent, stable angina, heart valve repair/replacement, heart transplant, within the last year. Congestive heart failure (must meet qualifications).


A written physician order.

*Insurance and Medicare coverage may vary.

Phone: 815-300-7053
Fax: 815-300-4729

Call your doctor for a referral to
Silver Cross Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.