Cardiac Rehabilitation

Getting back to 100% following cardiac issues can be a challenge. Our team is here and ready to help you get back to your life. We can develop a plan that is perfect for you.
For the following diagnostic tests you will need to contact your primary provider at 800-916-1836.
•  Cardiac Stress Testing
•  Echocardiogram
•  Electrodiagnostic – EKG
Phase two-Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program offered at RC Hospital & Clinics to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical, mental, and social functioning.
A Physician’s referral is necessary to participate.
Here are some of the diagnoses used for admission:
•  Stable Angina
•  Stent Placement
•  Coronary Bypass Surgery
•  Valve Repair/Replacement
•  Heart Attack
•  Congestive Heart Failure

Phase two-Outpatient Therapy – Outpatient care


The safe exercise program is tailored to your ability and comfort. Your heart tracing, blood pressure and weight will be monitored during your sessions.

Our equipment includes a treadmill, Nustep bike, weights, and exercise bands. Education is geared to controlling risk factors such as high blood pressure, stress, smoking and obesity.

A nutrition evaluation and counseling session with a Registered Dietitian is included in the program.


Medicare and most private payers cover Cardiac Rehabilitation. Our insurance staff will be happy to check on your insurance coverage. If you have additional questions regarding your coverage, please contact your insurance carrier.

goals for Cardiac RehabilitatioN

•  Improve your cardiovascular fitness and endurance, muscle strength and flexibility
•  Develop healthy lifestyle habits, including exercise, nutrition and stress management
•  Modify behaviors that put you at increased risk for further heart problems
•  Provide support as you return to activities of daily living and work

Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is usually held in a group setting one to three times a week for up to 12 weeks. Your personal care plan is supervised by cardiac rehabilitation therapists.

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Cardiac Team

Greg Hagen, MA

Exercise Physiologist

Darlene Nere, RN

Naomi Freyholtz, RN

Beth Elliot, RN

Beth Person, RN

PHYSICIANS & Providers

RC Hospital & Clinic’s team consists of some of the finest physicians and providers in Minnesota dedicated to excellent patient care and outstanding health education. You can expect the same excellent RC Hospital & Clinic’s care you have come to trust, along with extra time and attention you want from your doctor during the visit.


RC Hospital & Clinics’ specialty providers are a team of more than 20 physicians dedicated to providing you and your family with patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, and accessible care.

Audiology (Hearing)

  • Kristen Benjaminson, AuD

  • Rebecca Thiesse, AuD


  • John Bernhardson, MD

  • Jacob R. Dutcher, MD

  • Bernard R. Erickson, MD

  • John Mahowald, MD

  • Jamie M. Pelzel, MD

  • Wade T. Schmidt, MD

  • Daniel J. Tiede, MD

  • Jay H. Traverse, MD

  • Howard Zimring, MD

General Surgery

  • Jared Slater, MD, FACS


  • Bryan Rolph, MD

  • Erin Osmundson, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Peter Sanders, MD

  • Matthew Bennet, PA-C

Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Martin Janning, MD


  • Lee L. Cafferty, MD

  • Kent Donelan, MD

  • Leah Dvorak, MD

  • Raquel Walsh Jahnke, MD

  • Steven Vanderwerf, MD

Podiatry and Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Bruce Neumann, MD


  • Services provided by Suburban Imaging.

Sleep Studies

  • Martin Janning, MD


  • Kenneth Shea, MD

  • Muhammed Suri, MD, MBBS

  • Vikram Jadjav, MBBS


  • Neil M. Skemp, MD