Blue Mountain Health System is proud to announce the certification of its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The programs were recognized for their commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and pulmonary problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD, respiratory symptoms, recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

The health system's cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs participated in the one month application process which requires extensive documentation of the program's practices. The AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published 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.

Certified AACVPR 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.

To schedule an appointment for cardiac rehabilitation or pulmonary rehabilitation, please call the Blue Mountain Health System at (610)377-7229.