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Griffin Health Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by AACVPR

By Christian Meagher on 8/2/2022

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) recently certified Griffin Health’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program, recognizing Griffin’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular health conditions (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) recover faster and live healthier. These programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

To earn accreditation, Griffin’s 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 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.

In 2018, AACVPR moved to an outcomes-based process with performance measurements that represent more meaningful outcomes. Therefore, AACVPR-certified programs are leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field because they offer the most advanced practices available and have proven track records of high quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

Visit www.griffinhealth.org/cardiology-heart-health/cardiac-rehabilitation to learn more about our program.

About AACVPR

Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) 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 improving the quality of life for patients and their families. Learn more about AACVPR at www.AACVPR.org.

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