Avera Center for MindBodySpirit
The Avera Center for MindBodySpirit offers "Living Well" classes for people suffering from a variety of stressors and illnesses, including heart ailments. The program for people with cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) problems is called "Healing the Heart."
“Healing the Heart” Professional Team Members
Michael McVay, MD, Medical Director, Cardiologist, Yankton Medical Clinic
Sandi Van Gerpen, MD, MPH, Preventive/Mind-Body Medicine, HealthSpring
Mary Sternhagen, MA, Psychotherapist, Heartland Psychological Services
Kathy Larson, MS, Exercise Specialist, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Avera Sacred Heart
Jan Johnson, RN, Yoga Instructor, Avera Sacred Heart Rehabilitation and Wellness Institute
Arlie Farrell, RD, Nutritional Services, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
Angie O’Connor, Exercise Specialist, Avera Sacred Heart Rehabilitation and Wellness Institute
Other Cardiopulmonary-Related Support Groups
Healthy Living Group (formerly Better Breathers)
Contact: Joan Hochstein, 605-668-8274.
For people with lung and breathing problems. Held monthly (except Dec.) on 3rd Monday, 1:30 p.m. in the Rehab & Wellness Institute Conference Room.
Contact: Irma Arens, 402-388-4385.
Offers information to people who have suffered a stroke as well as family and caregivers. Monday, 2nd Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. in the McVay Conference Room, Benedictine Center, 3rd floor.