Southeast Georgia Health System is proud to announce the certification of its
cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(AACVPR). This certification is recognition of the Health System’s
commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.
According to Valory Peeples, MBA, RRT, director, Cardiopulmonary Services,
the Health System’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program is designed
to help people with cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks and
coronary artery bypass graft surgery, recover faster and live healthier.
The program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients
and their families.
To earn accreditation, the Health System’s cardiovascular rehabilitation
program participated in an application process that requires 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 related professional societies. Each program’s
application is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee
and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
In 2018, AACVPR moved to an outcomes-based process with performance measurements
that represent more meaningful outcomes. Therefore, AACVPR-certified programs
are leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field because
they offer the most advanced practices available and have proven track
records of high quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is
valid for three years.