Heart and Vascular Services

Phase III CardioPulmonary Rehab

Memorial Heart and Vascular Services' Phase III Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation helps you to achieve and maintain an optimum level of conditioning.

Your Phase III sessions may be similar to the Phase II Rehabilitation sessions you're familiar with or may be modified to meet your needs and improved your exercise program. Our facility is located in at the Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 W. Iles Ave. in Springfield.

A registered nurse from Memorial Medical Center's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department supervises sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is available to assist you with blood pressure checks, oxygen evaluation and exercise recommendations.

Exercise levels will be evaluated by your blood pressure and pulse response. Your physician will receive progress reports on your exercise tolerance and risk factor modification.

You may benefit from our Phase III program is you have had the following:

  • Heart surgery
  • Heart angioplasty, stent or pacemaker
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease such as congestive heart failure
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Risk factors for heart disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, overweight, sedentary lifestyle

Benefits of the Phase III Program

  • Decrease your symptoms, such as chest pain and shortness of breath
  • Become stronger and feel better faster
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Reduce the risk of future heart problems and hospital admissions
  • Live longer and improve quality of life

Goals during Phase III Rehab

  • Improved exercise tolerance
  • Weight management
  • Cholesterol control
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Healthy eating habits

Admission Criteria

Participants must have a physician referral and be determined clinically stable to participate.

Kerasotes YMCA's Membership Program

Phase III participants may join the Kerasotes YMCA for a reduced rate under the medical specialty program. Reduced rates apply to family members, too. There are no joining fees or long-term contracts.

Your Phase III membership includes full use of both branches of the Springfield YMCA seven days a week. To schedule an appointment for your first visit and to receive two guest passes to the YMCA, call 217-862-0373.