Centura Health - St. Anthony Hospital Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

(LAKEWOOD, COLO.) - Centura Health - St. Anthony Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of St. Anthony Hospital’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help individuals with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

“This certification exemplifies St. Anthony Hospital’s ongoing commitment to provide the best possible outcomes for the unique needs of each patient,” said Peter Powers, CEO, St. Anthony Hospital. “Individuals know that when faced with a cardiovascular issue, St. Anthony Hospital is on the front line of innovation and treatment for the sickest patients.”

To earn accreditation, St. Anthony Hospital’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.

St. Anthony Hospital’s Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs are designed to help individuals recover from a cardiac/pulmonary event To learn more about St. Anthony Hospital’s Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, visit our website.

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