This is the eighth, consecutive time since 2000 that UHC’s Cardiac Rehab program has received accreditation.
United Hospital Center (UHC) proudly received recertification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). UHC was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. This is the eighth, consecutive time since 2000 that UHC’s Cardiac Rehab program has received accreditation and the UHC Pulmonary Rehab program has been certified since 2001.
“Patients who are referred to UHC can feel confident in receiving specialized, comprehensive care, which is only further enhanced by this distinctive certification,” said Angelina R. Davis EP, MS, Manager, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab. “Receiving this accreditation is a testament to how UHC’s cardiac rehabilitation service helps patients with heart disease recover faster and return to full and productive lives.”
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, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
UHC’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs 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.
Angelina R. Davis EP, MS, Manager, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab United Hospital Center
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