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Elmhurst Hospital’s pulmonary rehabilitation program has achieved certification from the Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The certification is recognition of Elmhurst Hospital’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients 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 live healthier. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

To earn accreditation, the Elmhurst Hospital pulmonary 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 related professional societies.

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For more information, about pulmonary rehabilitation services at Elmhurst Hospital and Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit www.eehealth.org/services/pulmonary/rehab.

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