Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of NCH’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.
Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) recover faster and live healthier. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
“We are very proud of our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at NCH,” says Brian Albert, M.D., Medical Director, NCH Cardiac Rehabilitation. “Attention to the AACVPR certification standards elevates the program quality and ensures patients receive everything they need to be successful in decreasing risk for cardiovascular disease. Our team members are all experts in their field and dedicated to providing the very best care to our patients.”
To earn accreditation, NCH’s Cardiovascular 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. Each program’s application is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
In 2018, AACVPR moved to an outcomes-based process with performance measurements that represent more meaningful outcomes. Therefore, AACVPR-certified programs are leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field because they offer the most advanced practices available and have proven track records of high quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.
Learn more about NCH’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program.