Cardiac & Cardiopulmonary Rehab

Rusk County Memorial Hospital offers cardiac & cardiopulmonary rehab programs that use education and exercise to improve your quality of life and reduce your risk of future cardiac events.


Our skilled team provides individualized care for those who have experienced a heart attack, valve replacement, angioplasty, coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) or angina. Sessions are available by physician referral.

Common Conditions

  • Angina
  • Angioplasty with or without stent placement
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Valve replacement

Treatment Options

  • Monitored Exercise Program (MEP)
    • Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am - 10:00 am and 1:00pm - 2:00pm. 
  • Health Education


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00am - Noon
1:00pm - 3:00pm


P: 715.532.5561 ext. 1312 



About the Program

Pulmonary rehab is a program of supervised exercise, education and support to help you learn to breathe and function at the highest level possible. The program is designed for patients with conditions such as:

  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Lung cancer


  • Control and alleviate symptoms
  • Decrease risk of hospitalization
  • Increase strength & endurance
  • Improved understanding of oxygen use, medications and condition
  • Improved quality of life


Workout sessions are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Cardiac Rehab Department. Our Respiratory Therapist will work with you to develop a monitored exercise program best suited to meet your individual needs and goals.


Patients will also be provided with weekly education topics such as smoking cessation, respiratory medication usage, energy preservation and breathing techniques, and oxygen equipment usage.


A provider referral and a pulmonary function test within the last 12 months are required for admission into the program. For questions about the program, call 715-532-5561, ext. 3202.

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The providers at RCMH are dedicated to giving patients thorough, individualized care to meet their health needs. From primary care providers to visiting specialists, our providers cover a variety of medical conditions and health and wellness practices.

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