CMH Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Receives Recertification by Industry Leader
Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) is proud to announce the recertification of its cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). CMH was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. They have been AACVPR certificated since 2000.
The CMH cardio-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 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.
The CMH cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to help heart and lung patients recover quickly from a heart-related surgery, a heart attack or diagnosis of heart or pulmonary disease. It includes a team of physicians, registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists, occupational and physical therapists and dietitians who work with patients, their families and their physicians to structure a lifestyle plan tailored to meet their specific needs. The program is in a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility within the walls of the hospital, but is also easily accessible from outside. CMH offers stationary bicycles, treadmills, rowing machines, weight stations, stationary hand cycles and an indoor walking track. Every member of the CMH cardio-pulmonary team is certified in advanced cardiac life support.
January 08, 2014