Iowa Specialty Hospital

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

September 7, 2018

The Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is proud to announce the re-certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) in June 2018.  Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) recover faster and improve their quality of life.  These programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

“This is a wonderful accomplishment,” shared Beth Jackson, Cardiopulmonary Leader.  “It shows what a great program we have and how hard everyone works to make it a success.”

The Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics’ cardiac 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 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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