Mercy Cardiac, Pulmonary Rehab Awarded AACVPR Recertification - Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Cardiac, Pulmonary Rehab Awarded AACVPR Recertification

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Mercy receives AACVPR recert in 2016Canton, Ohio: The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) again certified Mercy Cardiac Rehabilitation and Mercy Pulmonary Rehabilitation. After undergoing the AACVPR’s rigorous review of policies, practices, and outcomes recently, Mercy was awarded recertification for its results in improving patient quality of life through high standards of care.

In 2007, Mercy was the first in Stark County to earn the AACVPR certification.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., 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.

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 professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

AACVPR-certified 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.


Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.

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