Providence Medical Center Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Receives AACVPR Certification

Providence Medical Center Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Receives AACVPR Certification

01-05-2015

Providence Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Providence was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory symptoms,) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

The Providence cardiovascular rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program's practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

Providence and Saint John
Committed to excellence and quality patient care, Providence Medical Center, located just one mile east of The Legends in Kansas City, Kan., and Saint John Hospital, located in historic Leavenworth, Kan., offer an extensive array of diagnostic and treatment care. Providence's key services include cardiovascular care, 24/7 emergency services, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and state-of-the-art spine and joint centers. At Saint John, the hospital specializes in 24/7 emergency care, senior behavioral health, rehabilitation and ambulatory care, including surgery. The two facilities are nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, and Providence has earned the Gold Standard as an Accredited Chest Pain Center and the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology. The hospitals are a part of Prime Healthcare Services.

About AACVPR
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.

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