We’re honored to have earned this certification for our department after such a thorough and arduous application processHilary Brown, RN MSN
Cheshire Medical Center 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 Cheshire’s commitment to improving patients’ quality of life of by enhancing standards of care.
“We’re honored to have earned this certification for our department after such a thorough and arduous application process,” said Cheshire’s Cardiovascular and Neurology Services Clinical Leader Hilary Brown, RN MSN. “I am so proud of Jeannine Lucius, RN, and Kristi Farren, RN, who spearheaded the application process, for their ongoing commitment to maintaining such high standards for our patients and the program.” 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 live healthier. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
To earn accreditation, Cheshire Medical Center’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program participated in an application process that required 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.
For more information about Cheshire’s Cardiac Rehab program, visit: Cardiac Rehabilitation page