Sanford Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs Receive Recertification

Sanford USD Medical Center is pleased to announce the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs received recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

(Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford USD Medical Center is pleased to announce the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs received recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) in October 2009.

In order to receive the three-year certification, each program must provide documented evidence that each program provides service to patients that meets the qualifications established by the AACVPR. These standards include proficiency in the areas of staff competency, policies and procedures, physician referral, exercise prescription, medical emergencies, outcomes assessment, individualized care planning and feedback to physicians. This is the third time that both the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs have been re-certified.

Established in 1985, the AACVPR is dedicated to its mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. For more information, visit the AACVPR website at www.aacvpr.org.

To learn more about the Sanford Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs visit www.sanfordhealth.org.