Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

York General Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation services provide coordinated interventions that optimize the patient’s physical, psychosocial and social functioning. A team of healthcare professionals works with each patient to become physically stronger and reduce the risk factors of further complications.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is for individuals having experienced any of the following events or conditions:

  • Angina
  • Angioplasty & stent insertion
  • Bypass graft surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Valve surgery

Key issues addressed in Cardiac Rehabilitation are:

  • Balancing lipid levels
  • Blood pressure management
  • Depression management
  • Medication reviews
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight maintenance or reduction

The York General Cardiac Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Programs that are certified by AACVPR are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR program certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR as well as other professional societies.


Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR program certification committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors; program certification is valid for three years.



The goal of York General Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is to implement a plan based on individual needs that will help patients become healthier and maintain a healthy heart. A physician referral is necessary to begin participation in both programs.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is located on the second floor of the York General Medical Office Building at 2114 N Lincoln Avenue, York, NE

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. For more information call 402-362-0462.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is for individuals with chronic lung disease which may include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung transplant
  • Emphysema

At Pulmonary Rehab the program is individually tailored to optimize physical and social well being and can help patients:

  • Become physically stronger, exercise for life
  • Quit smoking
  • Learn about their lungs and improve breathing techniques
  • Increase exercise tolerance
  • Decrease shortness of breath
  • Cope with feelings of fear or apprehension
  • Understand the medication they take