Cardiac Rehabilitation

Patient on an excercise machine in ORMC's Peter Frommer Heart Center cardiac rehabilitation center.
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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a key component of your cardiac recovery. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive services to help you build a healthier heart.

Joining Our Cardiac Rehab Program

After your primary care physician or cardiologist refers you to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, our experienced team will schedule your individual, pre-program evaluation. Your family is welcome to attend. At this meeting, the Center’s cardiac nurse will review your health history and cardiac risk factors with you to determine your cardiovascular health level and physical fitness.

Every fitness plan is customized. Your personal needs will determine the equipment and exercises which make up your plan. In addition to supervised exercise sessions for people with coronary disease, our program includes education in relaxation techniques and risk factor reduction.


Our rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). While cardiac rehab programs are not required to be certified, Orange Regional is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care.

Certification by the AACVPR ensures that our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program meets the highest standards of patient care.

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Team Can Help

Patients that are admitted to Orange Regional Medical Center's Peter Frommer Heart Center with heart disease or heart-related difficulties can consult with members of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team. Patients begin their cardiac rehabilitation on an outpatient basis after they are discharged. With exercise and education, Orange Regional offers all the tools needed for permanent lifestyle changes.

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Orange Regional Medical Center’s caring staff makes recovery faster, easier and effective. Our cardiac rehabilitation team consists of: a medical director, clinical director, critical care nurse, exercise physiologist and a registered dietician.

Restoring Your Health and Well-being & Reducing Risks

The program is designed to help patients significantly reduce their risk or recurrence of heart disease by helping to restore their health and well-being. As patients learn how to reduce cardiac risk factors, they enhance the quality of their lives. You will also benefit from the support of fellow participants who are working toward the common goal of a healthier lifestyle. Some benefits may include:

  • Reduce the potential for, or effects of, heart disease through awareness and modification of risk factors
  • Recognize heart disease signs and symptoms
  • Know when to seek medical treatment
  • Adopt a personalized exercise program that is effective, safe and appropriate for your health, age and physical ability
  • Understand your cardiac medications
  • Determine your ideal body weight and daily caloric requirements
  • Lower your total cholesterol through good nutrition and physical activity
  • Design a smoking cessation program that will work for you
  • Listen to your body's responses to physical activities and stress

Our care team will be available to answer your questions and offer ideas; you can call or schedule a visit.


Should you have any questions about your stay at Orange Regional Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.

Healthy Heart Screenings

Get your heart screened and assessed for heart disease for free with our Healthy Heart Program. Upcoming Healthy Heart Screenings listed below. To register or for more information, call 845-342-7395