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.
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.