Cardiovascular, pulmonary rehab programs certified
EASTON — Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Centers at Easton, Dorchester and Chestertown have been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, according to University of Maryland Shore Regional Health.
UM Shore Regional Health was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
“The cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation team at Shore Regional Health is very proud to be certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation,” said Sally Worm, regional program manager, cardiopulmonary fitness and wellness. “This certification speaks volumes about the exceptional care our team provides and putting the patients’ needs first.”
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, respiratory symptoms) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
The UM Shore Regional Health cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. 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 Cer tification 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.
To learn more about UM Shore Regional Health’s cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs, visit ums horeregional.org/CardiopulmonaryRehab.
Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Mid-Shore medical centers have been certified by a national association. From left are team members Sally Worm, regional program manager; Katie Brown, Larry McCormick, Matthew Roberts, Sarah Hughes, Martha Eason and Tracy Kollinger. Absent from photo are Mary Beth Linthicum and Donna Campbell.
The cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation team in Chestertown includes, from left, Wendy Barnette, Sherrie Hill, and Molly Busick. Absent from the photo is Tracy Kimbles.