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St. Agnes Hospital Cardiac Rehab program certified by industry leader
October 02, 2013

St. Agnes Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac Rehab program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

St. Agnes Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

“This represents formal recognition of the excellent work of those who run our Cardiac Rehabilitation program,” says David Bowman, MD, a board-certified cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care. “This program helps people transition to a healthier lifestyle following a significant cardiac event and helps them have the confidence to maintain a more active life.”

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular concerns (e.g. heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) and pulmonary concerns (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - COPD, respiratory symptoms, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

St. Agnes Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. The 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 the AACVPR and other professional societies.

Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National 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.

To learn more about St. Agnes Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab program, call (920) 926-5041.


Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families

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