Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilition

Heart Disease remains to be the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. In fact, someone in the US has a heart attack every 40 seconds.

That is why Samaritan Healthcare is proud to provide Cardiac Rehabilitation services to the Moses Lake and surrounding areas.

Cardiac Rehab is a medically-supervised aerobic therapy program designed to help improve cardiovascular health following a heart event and may decrease the risk of further cardiovascular damage.

The overall goal of cardiac rehab is to improve your cardiovascular health. However, there are many other benefits of participating in cardiac rehab such as:

  • Decreased risk of further heart events
  • Improved resting blood pressure
  • Improved energy and stamina
  • Improved blood glucose levels
  • Improved psychosocial status: decreased symptoms of depression/anxiety 

What happens in cardiac rehab?

First, your cardiologist or primary care provider will decide if you are eligible for cardiac rehab.

Then, one of our experienced exercise physiologists will contact you directly and invite you to visit the clinic and schedule an initial assessment.

At the initial assessment you will participate in an endurance test in order for the physiologist to assess your current cardiovascular health status.

Following the assessment, the exercise physiologists will develop an individualized treatment plan in order to address all of the risk factors that contribute to your health.

Then you will join cardiac rehab in a group like setting, three times per week for 24-36 sessions depending on medical necessity.

At every cardiac rehab session, heart rhythm, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen, and blood glucose (when applicable) are monitored to ensure that we are providing the safest exercise setting for each patient.

Samaritan Cardiac Rehab also offers Phase III Maintenance

In Phase III, patients who have graduated from any phase II cardiac rehab program are eligible to participate. Phase III offers those who have committed to living a heart healthy lifestyle to continue to use our clinic in an open gym like setting.

We are proud to bring heart health to our community!

You can also contact us by phone: 509.793.9659, email: cardiacrehab@samaritanhealthcare.com or fax: 509.764.3237.

Meet the Exercise Physiologists


Jennifer Avery

Jennifer is the lead exercise physiologist for Samaritan Cardiac Rehab. She received her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology from Western Washington University. In June of 2016, Jennifer played a vital role in bringing Cardiac Rehab to the Moses Lake area and is always exploring ways in which she can continue to develop the program. She is passionate for both her patients and heart health in our community. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and son and going on long drives on the weekend to explore the best of Eastern Washington. 


Leland Anderson

Leland is the exercise physiologist and health/education specialist for Samaritan Cardiac Rehab. He received his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology while attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is a candidate for the ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Exam. Leland’s long term career goals are to further improve patient education and the development of cardiac rehab programs. He is very excited to add to the services and experience here at Samaritan Cardiac Rehab. Outside of the clinical setting Leland enjoys exploring different lakes while fishing from his kayak and improving his own cardiovascular fitness at the gym. 


Melissa Vaughn

Melissa is an exercise physiologist for Samaritan Cardiac Rehabilitation. She received her bachelors from Washington State University in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology as well as a second bachelors from Northwest Nazarene University in kinesiology with an emphasis in nutrition. She chose cardiac rehab as her career path because of her passion to teach lifestyles changes using nutrition and exercise. She believes an exercise physiologist should demonstrate the values that are taught in cardiac rehab and therefore enjoys everything outdoors as well as working out at the gym.

Nick Mc Carthy Cardiac Intern

Nick McCarthy

Nick graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Clinical Physiology in June 2018. Plans on working in the healthcare field for a few years to gain more experience before continuing my education at the Graduate level. Interested in Cardiac Rehabilitation because it is very rewarding helping patients with heart conditions exercise to significantly improve their overall cardiovascular strength and endurance. 

Kate Bodeau Cardiac Reh Intern 

Kate Bodeau

Kate graduated in June of 2018 from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Clinical Physiology with a minor in Physical Rehabilitation Therapy. Plans to attend physician’s assistant school in the future after gaining experience in the emergency medicine field. Is interested in cardiac rehab to learn more about the effects of exercise on the heart, to be able to accurately identify abnormal heart rhythms, and to carry these skills to future professions. 

Samaritan Health Care Cardiac Rehabilitation services adheres to the Cardiac Rehab guidelines set forth by AACVPR

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For More Information:


Contact one of our experienced exercise physiologists at 509.793.9659 or EMAIL US

Fax: 509.764.3237

You can also ask your physician if Cardiac Rehabilitation is right for you.

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