CHI Memorial announces the certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  This certification is recognition of CHI Memorial’s commitment to improving the patients’ quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems, like heart attacks and coronary artery bypass graft surgery, recover faster and live healthier.  The program includes exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

“The AACVPR certification is a testament to our team's commitment and efforts in providing high-quality patient care and services,” shared Matt Thomas, manager, cardiopulmonary rehab. “Achieving this milestone was no easy task, but our patients deserve the highest level of care we can provide." 

To earn accreditation, CHI Memorial’s cardiac rehabilitation program participated in an application process that required 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 related professional societies.  Each program’s application is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

In 2018, AACVPR moved to an outcomes-based process with performance measurements that represent more meaningful outcomes. Therefore, AACVPR-certified programs are leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field because they offer the most advanced practices available and have proven track records of high-quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

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