Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at SGMC re-certified by Industry Leader
12/18/2014From left to right: Laura Fiveash, SGMC Administrative Director of Cardiology Services, Mary Ann Griffith Patient Care Coordinator, Cardiac Rehab, Shari Irick RN and Jean McRae RN Valdosta, GA – South Georgia Medical Center is proud to announce the re-certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for another 3-year period.The re-certification recognizes SGMC for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiac Rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g. heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. The program includes exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.The SGMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Program participated in the one-month application process which requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. The AACVPR reviews individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee and certification/re-certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years. For more information on the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at SGMC, visit https://www.sgmc.org/services/heart_and_vascular/cardiac_rehabilitation.aspx. About AACVPR 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 an improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.