Mercy Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Awarded Recertification by AACVPR

Mercy Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Awarded Recertification by AACVPR

Posted on: December 14, 2010

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center has been awarded recertification for its Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Mercy Medical Center is home to the first nationally certified cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs in Stark County. “Certification means Mercy Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs adhere to the strict standards and guidelines developed by AACVPR, the only peer-reviewed accrediting body,” says Eldon Jones, director of Mercy Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. “Our experienced healthcare team is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our patients with heart and lung disease,” Jones says.

The goal of Mercy Pulmonary Rehabilitation is to improve the quality of life for individuals with chronic lung disease through education, breathing retraining, emotional support and graded exercise conditioning.

Mercy Cardiac Rehabilitation helps patients resume active lives after heart disease. Addressing both physical and psychological recovery, Mercy Cardiac Rehabilitation provides a safe, supervised program of exercise and education in a medical setting, with immediate access to emergency care.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see


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