Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Carris Health Cardiac Rehab

Recover faster so you can lead a full and productive life.

If you are managing a heart condition or recovering from a cardiac surgery, Carris Health Cardiac Rehabilitation team is here to support you through the healing process with monitored exercise, risk-factor modification and education.

This program is for people who have had:

  • Angina (heart pain)
  • Heart attack
  • Angioplasty
  • Stent
  • Valve replacement
  • Valve repair
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Heart Transplant
  • LVAD

Registered nurses and exercise physiologists are present when you exercise. They are ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) certified and have extensive clinical experience in cardiac rehab.

The program includes heart monitoring, risk factor assessment, and health education as an outpatient program. Each session is monitored and frequent reports are available to your healthcare provider.

A physician referral is required to participate in this program. It may be covered by your insurance based on your diagnosis and individual health insurance policy.

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