Jennie Edmundson Methodist Hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Association, according to a press release from the hospital.
This is the eighth time that the programs have been certified.
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems – such as heart attacks, congestive heart failure, heart valve problems and coronary artery bypass surgery – and lung problems – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary restrictive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and respiratory symptoms – recover faster and live a healthier life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
âCardiopulmonary rehabilitation is an integral part of a patient’s recovery from a health problem they were experiencing,â said Marcia Keith, clinical director of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at Jennie. âOur team is working so hard to take our patients to this next step. We want our patients to resume their activities of daily living and enjoy life in a healthy way. “
To gain accreditation, Jennie Edmundson’s program has gone through an application process that requires full documentation of the program’s practices, the press release said. AACVPR program certification is the only peer accreditation process designed to review individual programs for compliance with standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other related professional societies. The application for each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.