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Published on October 28, 2014

St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Janesville, Wis. – St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation 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. Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

“Cardiac rehabilitation is a very effective means of preventing repeat heart attacks and improving the functioning of individuals with heart failure. The St. Mary’s Janesville Cardiac Rehabilitation Center provides outstanding supervision, guidance, monitoring and education to patients as they recover from events and overcome cardiac illness, and has been highly successful in positively changing the lives of many patients,” says Dean & St. Mary’s Janesville Cardiologist Dr. Premraj Makkuni. “The AACVPR certification demonstrates our commitment to adhering to rigorous standards to ensure that they can continue to deliver rehabilitation services of the highest quality.”

The St. Mary’s Janesville 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.

“The process of earning certification is extremely detailed and rigorous, as every single policy and procedure, as well as staff qualifications, are evaluated before a program can become certified,” says Dean & St. Mary’s Janesville Preventive Cardiologist Dr. Jane Pearson. “The certification is truly a vote of confidence, both for our patients and for the providers who refer their patients to us. They can be assured that our patients are receiving state-of-the-art care as they embark upon an extremely important step in their recovery following a heart attack, heart surgery or diagnosis of lung disease. It is our job to ensure they receive comprehensive, quality care and this certification is truly a stamp of approval that we are qualified to provide care at this level.”

AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

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