The Jewish Hospital's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Earns Three-Year Accreditation

(CINCINNATI; November 3, 2014) – Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health has earned three-year accreditation from The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

AACVPR awarded the accreditation after reviewing 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. The AACVPR Program Certification Committee reviews each program and the AACVPR Board of Directors awards the Certification.

“Following best practices as laid out by The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and other professional groups is one way we ensure our patients receive the best quality cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation,” said Pat Davis-Hagens, Central Market Leader and President of The Jewish Hospital. “I congratulate our rehabilitation team for the great work they do each day to help our patients be well.”

AACVPR is an organization dedicated to reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.
AACVPR-certified programs lead the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

Patients with heart disease often have complex needs. Mercy Health – The Heart Institute provides patients with cutting-edge technology to both diagnose and treat heart disease. Whether a patient needs a non-invasive technique, interventional procedure, vein therapy or surgery, The Heart Institute’s team is committed to providing the highest quality care. The Heart Institute’s unique care approach follows the patient into good health by providing the appropriate rehabilitation, outpatient follow-up and education about how to stay healthy and prevent further complications.