wellness & rehabilitation

A recent study showed patients reduce the risk of cardiac mortality by 31 percent by participating in cardiac wellness/rehabilitation.

Our multi-disciplinary staff is dedicated to a program of exercise, education and support to improve the quality of life for all patients with heart disease symptoms and risk factors. Our goal is to reduce the possibility of another (or a first) heart attack or cardiac event.

The number one reason patients give high marks to this program is our people. The team care approach involves cardiologists, nurses, a dietitian, an exercise physiologist, a respiratory therapist, a program director and a medical director – each of whom is committed to a personal, individualized approach to cardiac wellness.

We equip patients to take charge of their own rehabilitation or prevention program. Through individualized exercise prescriptions, goal setting, emotional support groups and staff encouragement, patients are urged to assume responsibility for their own healthy future. We identify risk factors and teach patients to manage stress and make healthy exercise programs. We also involve the patient’s family in as many activities as possible, and we keep the family doctor and specialists informed through regular updates.

contact us

Cardiac Wellness Center at the Heart Institute
7001 Forest Avenue, Suite 101 
Richmond, VA 23230

Nutrition Consultation

  • Included as part of our comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Available to the community by appointment (self-pay or covered benefit by insurance) at the Heart Institute

Whitney Voorhees, MPH, RDN, CDE
Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator
For appointments, call 804-287-7354 or 804-627-5660.


Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Memorial Regional
Medical Center
8260 Atlee Road 
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

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