SMC Cardiac Rehab Receives Natl Accreditation

(PUEBLO, COLO.) St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center announced today that its cardiac rehabilitation program has once again earned certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AACVPR accredited cardiac rehabilitation programs assist patients in improving recovery times and quality of life while implementing exercise, education, counseling, and support not only for patients, but for their families as well.

St. Mary-Corwins cardiac rehabilitation program has been certified since 2010, and is the only AACVPR certified cardiac rehabilitation program in Pueblo. The program provides outstanding medical procedures including stents, bypass and valve surgeries. This program works to meet rigorous requirements including upholding current Individual Treatment Plans (ITPs), as well as demonstrating positive outcomes in clinical procedures, behavioral health, and other services.

The cardiac rehabilitation program at St. Mary-Corwin works diligently to uphold the highest standards of care for every patients unique needs, said Sue Coman, RCEP, CCRP, exercise physiologist, cardiac rehabilitation, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. We are incredibly proud of this recognition as it demonstrates St. Mary-Corwins proven ability to help heart patients get back to work and get back to life.

The AACVPR is a multidisciplinary professional association that serves to reduce morbidity, mortality, and disabilities from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, and research and disease management. 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.

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About St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is nationally recognized for its award-winning programs in womens services, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology, stroke, trauma and emergency services. St. Mary-Corwins expert team of physicians, nurses and caregivers provide compassionate, quality patient care, with access to the latest in medical technology. St. Mary-Corwin is part of Centura Health, the regions leading health care network. For more information visitSt. Mary-Corwin Medical Center or follow us on Twitter@StMaryCorwinand onFacebook.

About AACVPR
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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