St. Luke’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
“Our cardiovascular rehabilitation program team is very dedicated to patients,” said Julie Clark, St. Luke’s Manager of Cardiac Services. “It’s that compassionate care they put in on patients’ behalf that helped earn us this recognition.”
Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass surgery) recover faster and improve their quality of life. St. Luke’s program includes exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
St. Luke’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 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.