Car­dio­vas­cu­lar, pul­monary re­hab pro­grams cer­ti­fied

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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.

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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.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

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.

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