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Cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation program certified by the AACVPR

Calvert Health System is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Calvert Health System was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life 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 improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

Calvert Health’s cardiovascular/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.

PHOTO: Front Row (left to right): Karen Fletcher, RT; Mary Bahen, RN, CCRP, coordinator, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation; Rhiannon Shenk, CEP; Meg Ims, RN. Second Row (left to right): Anthony Bladen, vice president of operations; Heather Wright, BS, RRT, director, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation; Dr Samuel Foster, medical director, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation; Edwina Johnson, RT; Kelly Brogan, RN; Jennifer Lundeen, cardiac rehab tech, personal trainer. Not pictured, Cortney Yeatman.

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