Our Highly-Skilled Team Helps Patients Throughout Their Recovery

Caring for heart and lung patients doesn’t end with surgical intervention and other medical treatment. Our team of specialists use rehab to help heart attack and surgery patients recover and return to their normal lives.

NEW: Olathe Medical Center opened a 4,500-square-foot facility to house its new Intensive Cardiac Rehab (ICR) center. Powered by the Pritikin ICR™ program, Kansas City metro patients now have access to a cardiac rehab program focused on safe, effective exercise, balanced eating, and mental health.

About Cardiac Rehab

After a heart attack or surgery, many patients are prescribed cardiac rehabilitation at Olathe Medical Center (OMC) or Miami County Medical Center (MCMC). Designed to help patients with heart disease return to productive lives, we offer two cardiac rehab programs: Cardiac Rehab and Intensive Cardiac Rehab.

The programs are led by a multidisciplinary team and include healthy lifestyle education, a closely monitored exercise program, diet and nutrition counseling, and plenty of encouragement and support. Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions are conducted in a comfortable setting. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art exercise and monitoring equipment and feature classroom and private consultation areas.

A Phased Approach to Recovery

Phase I

This phase begins while the patient is still in the hospital. Focus during this phase is on regaining strength and basic education of cardiac disease and home care. Following this phase, patients can feel more comfortable returning home and caring for themselves.

Phase II

This phase begins after the patient returns home from hospitalization. The patient will meet with specialists once a week for eight to 12 weeks to work on the patient’s specific needs. This is a progressive exercise phase that is monitored continuously and the patient will receive extensive education that emphasizes risk factor modification, nutrition and stress management for both the patient and family.

Who Is a Candidate?

Patients who have suffered from one of the following cardiovascular events may be referred to the Cardiac Rehab by their Physician: A heart attack in the last 12 months, Coronary artery bypass surgery, Current stable angina, Heart valve surgery, A coronary angioplasty or coronary stent, heart or heart-lung transplant and Stable chronic heart failure.

How to Register

Physician referrals are required. For more information about cardiac rehab at OMC, please call 913-355-4222. For more information about cardiac rehab at MCMC, please call 913-294-6720.

About Pulmonary Rehab

Olathe Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is designed to help those who suffer from lung disease live a healthier lifestyle. With the guidance of a multidisciplinary team, participants will engage in an exercise program and receive education geared toward improving function with daily activities.

A Phased Approach to Recovery 
Phase I
Phase I begins while the patient is still in the hospital. The focus is on regaining strength and learning disease management strategies. The objective is to feel more confident performing self care.

Phase II
Phase II begins after returning home from a hospitalization and/or from a referral from your physician. The patient will meet with specialists twice a week to work on specific self-care needs. This includes a progressive exercise program that is monitored continuously. The patient will gain the skills, understanding and confidence to manage their disease process.

Phase III
This ongoing program is designed for patients who have completed Phase II. It promotes independence and encourages further development of disease selfmanagement skills.

Who is a Candidate?
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is designed for patients with any chronic lung disease including COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer and before and after lung transplantation.

How to Register
Participants of the three-step Pulmonary Rehabilitation program must be referred by a physician. Phases I and II are covered by most major medical insurance plans. Phase III, though not reimbursed by insurance, is offered at a competitive rate. For more information, please call 913-355-4222.