The Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Center for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Edison has been recognized as the “Best Cardiac Rehabilitation Center” by the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America.
Dr. Iqbal Jafri, medical director of the center, accepted the award on behalf of the specially trained physicians, cardiac nurses, exercise physiologists and other professional staff members working to improve the lives of patients with serious cardiac and pulmonary conditions.
“I am honored to accept this recognition on behalf of our center,” Jafri said. “All of us are committed to helping our patients return to their highest level of independence and quality of life. Our goal is for patients to recover faster, live longer and feel better.”
The center provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation for patients who have experienced a heart attack, cardiac event or serious pulmonary disease — and has the expertise to treat the most challenging cases, such as those with heart transplants, Left Ventricular Assist Devices and lung transplants.
The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America is a nonprofit professional association of Pakistani physicians dedicated to fostering scientific development and education in the field of medicine and delivery of health care, without regard to race, color, creed, gender or age.
“We are thankful for the association for recognizing our center,” said Dr. Sara Cuccurullo, medical director and vice president of the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. “Every day, we see our patients build up their cardiac and pulmonary strength with the close monitoring and support of our team. We see our patients’ overall health and quality of life dramatically improve.”