Mercy Health Anderson and Clermont Hospitals Earn Certifications from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson and Clermont hospitals have each received certifications from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

AACVPR recognized Anderson Hospital’s pulmonary rehabilitation program and Clermont Hospital’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program for their commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Anderson Hospital has held AACVPR cardiovascular certification since 2000.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory symptoms) recover more quickly and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

“Anderson and Clermont hospitals’ pulmonary and cardiovascular rehabilitation programs participated in an application process requiring extensive documentation of their practices,” said Ken James, Mercy Health interim East Market President and CEO. “I congratulate the rehabilitation teams at both hospitals for their focus on delivering excellent patient care that makes lives better. It’s their work that earned these certifications.”

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 AACVPR Board of Directors awards the certifications.

AACVPR-certified programs are 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.

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.