Ascension Seton Hays opens first wellness and rehabilitation center in Hays County


Ascension Seton Hays hosted a grand opening event to celebrate the first dedicated wellness and rehabilitation center in Hays County. The McCoy Wellness and Rehabilitation Center doubles the capacity of Ascension Seton Hays rehabilitation and therapy departments while offering innovative care close to home for Hays County residents.

The first-of-its-kind center was completely philanthropically funded by over 300 generous donors in Hays County. In addition to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, the center offers physical, occupational and speech therapy.

“We are excited to open the new wellness and rehabilitation center at Ascension Seton Hays, and for the opportunity that it brings for patients in this community,” said Dr. Vamsi Krishna, medical director of the Cardiac Cath laboratory and cardiac rehab at Ascension Seton Hays. “As Hays County continues to grow at a rapid rate, we are proud to provide high quality outpatient rehab services.”

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program designed to improve cardiovascular health after a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty or heart surgery. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of education and exercise that helps manage patients with chronic respiratory diseases, by increasing stamina and decreasing breathlessness.

Innovative care for growing Hays County

The center’s features include four classrooms for one-on-one treatments with therapists, a demonstration kitchen for nutrition education and cooking demos, locker rooms with showers, and comprehensive gym, including, but not limited to:

  • Group exercise room with spin bikes
  • Stair climber with incline and decline
  • Recumbent bicycle
  • Parallel bars

“The McCoy Wellness and Rehabilitation Center is a state-of-the-art facility that allows Ascension Seton Hays to expand our cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services,” said Salim Street, manager of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services in Ascension Seton’s south market. “We were able to make our vision for the center a reality due to gifts from our generous donors.”