Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center said it recently received recertification of its cardiac rehabilitation program from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
The program certification recognizes Pascack Valley Medical Center for its commitment to improving patient outcomes and quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at PVMC was established in 2014 and has been AACVPR-certified since 2015, as a leader in the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation. AACVPR’s 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.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people recover quicker and improve their quality of life following a cardiovascular diagnosis or procedure (e.g., heart attack, coronary artery bypass graft surgery). Programs includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
Pascack Valley Medical Center’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center participates in a certification process every three years that requires extensive documentation and review of the program’s practices and outcomes.