Cardiac Rehab Center at Springfield Hospital Receives Recertification
Crozer-Keystone’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program received recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The three-year recertification demonstrates the goal to improve patient outcomes through education, exercise and encouragement.
“We are very proud of the nurses in our Cardiac Rehab Department that have attained this certification. AACVPR certification denotes that our Cardiac Rehab Unit and its nurses have met the standards required to be an outstanding Cardiac Rehab Center,” says Lisa Schmidt, director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Acute Care manager.
The certification recognizes those programs rigorously reviewed by a national board and found to meet the outlined essential requirements for standards of care. “I’m pleased that we have been recognized for the continued quality of the cardiac rehabilitation program at Springfield Hospital. I credit the hard work and care of our nursing staff. I look forward to continuing this service for the betterment of our cardiac patients,” says Richard Schaaf, M.D., medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
The AACVPR is the leading professional organization dedicated to the development of its members who are involved in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. Founded in 1985, the AACVPR encourages the professional development of its members while improving the quality of life for patients and their families. The AACVPR is a national multidisciplinary association dedicated to the improvement of clinical practice, promotion of scientific inquiry and advancement of education for the benefit of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals and the patients they serve.
Cardiac Rehab services are available at Springfield Hospital. To request an appointment, call (610) 328-8764. Cardiac Rehab is a safe and effective way to help patients feel better faster, get stronger, reduce stress, reduce the risk of future heart problems and live longer.