September 04, 2012
Lee’s Summit Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Lee’s Summit Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare network and private-sector employer—has been recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
The Lee’s Summit Medical Center cardiovascular rehabilitation program participated in the one-month application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. The AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies. The AACVPR National Certification Committee reviews each program and the AACVPR Board of Directors awards certification.
“Our cardiac rehabilitation staff has worked hard to earn this level of certification. Patients benefit from an excellent program like ours that includes appropriate exercise, health education and support for patients and their families,” says Lee’s Summit Medical Center chief executive officer Jackie DeSouza.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g. heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) and pulmonary problems (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—COPD, respiratory symptoms, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
Certified AACVPR 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.