ELDORADO -- Ferrell Hospital's cardiovascular rehabilitation program has received certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Ferrell Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
The program's director praised the work of the program's staff in receiving the certification.
"I am so proud of the staff and all the hard work they have done to earn this accreditation," Beth Casteel, director of the cardio/pulmonary rehabilitation program, said,
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 (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and respiratory symptoms,) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
The Ferrell Hospital 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 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.
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 form 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.