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St. Anthony Announces Recertification of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program

Monday, 01 October 2012

Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery, recover faster and improve their quality of life through exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families. “We are very proud of our cardiac rehab program and enjoy working one on one with each of our patients,” said Darlene Rueter, Director. “Our program is designed to teach patients who have had cardiovascular issues what is required to maximize their recovery and lead a full, active life.”

St. Anthony’s certification involved a one month application process which required extensive documentation of the program’s practices. The AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed by the AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors. “We consider the certification an honor for our program,” added Rueter.

Certified AACVPR 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.

St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401