Meet our Cardiopulmonary Nurse Kendra O'Brien.

Chadron Community Hospital's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program provides individualized, medically supervised exercise and education for people with heart issues and lung disease. The program works with the individuals' needs, abilities, and interests with the goal of returning him/her to peak physical and psychological health and function. The exercise and education program is provided in addition to, not as a replacement for, medical care provided by the person's own physician.
How Does it Work?

The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation staff will develop a personal program that is designed to meet your needs for exercise, nutrition counseling, and stress management.

After the initial evaluation, a plan is developed for exercise sessions up to three times per week. The length of the program is based on your needs, but usually runs for 6-12 weeks.


Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is provided on an outpatient basis. When people are recovering from heart issues/procedures, or have a lung disease, it is very important that they begin the road back to health in a careful, supervised way under the watchful eye of a trained medical professional. Phase II Cardiac Rehab is an outpatient program where the patient completes 18 to 36 exercise classes with monitoring by a Registered Nurse or other staff professionals. If you have been diagnosed with a heart attack, chest pain, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, or angioplasty, this program may be a benefit for you. Pulmonary rehab is similar, however, is for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, emphysema or asthma, or other lung problems.  Your physician must refer you to the program.  Ask your doctor if the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is right for you.


CCH offers an open gym option.  It is open to the public Monday – Friday during HH&H business hours.  A punch card is required to be purchased, and must be presented at each gym visit.  For information, contact Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department, Chadron Community Hospital (308) 432-0298.


  • Recovering from a heart attack
  • Recovering from cardiac bypass surgery or angioplasty
  • Diagnosed with angina or coronary artery disease
  • Recovering from cardiac valve surgery
  • Recovering from heart transplant surgery
  • Pulmonary diagnosis of any kind

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We belong to the state and National Cardiac Rehab.