For five consecutive years, Mount Auburn Hospital has been one of only two hospitals in Massachusetts to receive the HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award. To round out its superior clinical quality care, the hospital opened a cardiac rehabilitation program in January, which combines physical strengthening with education.
“The initiation of the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program complements our acute care and in-hospital cardiovascular care programs. It is a huge benefit to patients that cardiac specialists are able to see them not only through their hospital stay, but also to now play a more active role in their recovery once they leave the hospital,” says Kyle Pond, M.D., Medical Director of Mount Auburn Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Patients with the following cardiac issues are eligible for the program:
The program combines individually paced and group-centered activities. The cardiac rehabilitation center’s services include:
Through these services and one-on-one guidance from Mount Auburn Hospital specialists, patients are able to achieve safe and measurable improvements to their health. In addition, Dr. Pond says patients develop camaraderie with their peers in the program. “There is a shared experience benefit which is noticed by everyone who comes through the program,” he says. “Rehabilitating with people who have been through a similar experience is a valuable benefit of the program.”
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