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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

At Union General Hospital, our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program will teach you how to truly live and not just exist with your heart or lung disease. We offer Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Our Medical Director ensures that your comprehensive disease management program (exercise and education) is designed using the most up-to-date information for your condition. We will provide you with encouragement as you make any needed lifestyle changes. The exercise portion is designed to strengthen your heart, lungs, overall endurance and quality of life.

Benefits of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation:

  • Eliminates and/or reduces chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Improve ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Improve overall health/quality of life
  • Increased energy and endurance
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Stronger heart and lungs
  • Enjoy a more active lifestyle
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Decreases hospitalizations
  • Improves survival


We are a host site for American Lung Association’s (ALA) Better Breathers Program and are registered as a provider of Freedom from Smoking Cessation Program and as a pulmonary rehabilitation provider with the ALA. The program uses the AACVPR guidelines to provide essential standards of care and performance measures to maintain the highest of care.

Would you be a good candidate for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation? Talk to your physician today to learn more about the Union General Hospital program and how we can customize plan to get you back on your feet. Contact us today.

DIRECTOR: Laurie Saylor, RRT, B.Ed.

Facilitator for the American Lung Association

HOURS of OPERATION: Monday-Friday 7am-5pm

Contact Information:  706-439-6888

Healthy Heart Group

Our group’s role in the community is to offer patient-centered, community based educational opportunities and support to persons with cardiac disease. Our educational corner stone is built on a quality diet and exercise program with a better understanding of the specifics of their disease entity. Through education comes better patient compliance and greater improvement in the quality of their life.

The Healthy Heart Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at 2pm in the Union General Hospital 2nd floor classroom.