Saint Mary’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Location: Cardiology Dept. in Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury CT

Medical Director: Dr. Robert Anthony

Staff: Three RNs. One 32 HRs and the other two are 24 HRs

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

 

  • The phase II Cardiac Rehab program is Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with four classes a day: 7:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and  2:30 PM
  • Classes last 1.5 hr and consist of a 10 minute warm-up in a group followed by a 30 minute conditioning phase on the equipment,next resistance training using hand held weights alternating with therabands. We finish the class doing 10 minutes of cooldown stretching and 10 min relaxation.
  • BPs are monitored at rest, during exercise and after cooldown
  • Telemetry system is Scottcare and are able to have 10 monitored patients per class
  • We have 5 treadmills, 2 airdyne bikes, 2 arm ergometers,3 stationary bikes ,1 recumbent bike and 2 rowers, dumbbells from 1-10 lbs and therabands from light to heavy.
  • Phase I consists of seeing all inpatients in the CVU and explaining the Cardiac Rehab program and giving a brochure.
  • We have phase III Wellness patients who exercise with the phase II patients 2 or 3 times a week and are self pay. We have about 30 phase III patients
  • Education class is held weekly on Wednesday after exercise consisting of DVDs, lecture and discussions and written handouts
  • The Pulmonary Rehab program is held on Tuesday and Thursday with two classes , one at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM, each lasting one hour and is conducted in the same format as the cardiac program. We can accommodate 10 patients on the Scottcare system. We do not have the Pulmonary patients on telemetry. Education is held on Thursday at 10:00 AM We have a group of phase III pulmonary patients in our Pulmonary Wellness program on Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Pulmonary Rehab medical director is Dr. K. Jega.
  • The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program conducts BP screenings in the hospital lobby during the GO Red campaign and participate in community events as well. We also have a yearly Christmas party which all the patients from the previous year are invited.
  • Our program has 5 patients who have been with us since 1998 and still attend. That’s loyalty!