Providence Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program receives AACVPR certification
Providence Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its
cardiopulmonary 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., chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory symptoms,) recover faster and improve
their quality of life. Both programs include exercise.
Providence’s 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
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.