Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiovascular rehabilitation begins immediately after heart surgery or other cardiac care. The team is a proud partner at Southern Illinois Healthcare’s Prairie Heart Institute and the last ‘piece of the puzzle’ in a patient’s recovery following life-changing events such as a heart attack, bypass surgery, or angina. At SIH hospitals, patients get this all-important cardiac rehabilitation from a nationally credentialed program.

The Goal: Regain good health through guided exercise, diet and lifestyle change along with proper disease management.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Happens in Phases:

Phase 1 happens while you are still recovering at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. This monitored care assists in the recovery process by helping you gain strength and mobility.

Phase II is kind of like a day at the gym. However, this specialized gym is monitored by motivated professionals who not only help you develop an exercise regimen, but also teach you the ins and outs of a heart healthy lifestyle.

Phase III is an eight-week to six-month maintenance program. The goal is to provide you with the continued knowledge and drive to modify risk factors to prevent any further heart problem.


Herrin Hospital and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital were among the first facilities in the country to receive the highest accreditation possible through the National Certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification recognizes those programs that have been reviewed by the national AACVPR board and found to meet the essential requirements for standards of care.


Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Hours: 6:30 am—5:00 pm

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale: 618.549.0721 ext. 64901
Herrin Hospital: 618.942.2171 ext. 35269
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital: 618.684.3156 ext. 55381