Riverview Health is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Riverview Health was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
“This certification is a true testament to our hardworking team who ensure our patients are getting the best care possible,” said Tricia Hall, manager of Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Riverview Health. “Whether it’s rehab after a heart attack or a chronic lung disease, our goal is to provide personalized care that gets our patients back to enjoying their lives—it’s very rewarding.”
Programs offered to patients through Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Riverview Health are designed to help people with cardiovascular and pulmonary problems recover quicker, which includes exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
To earn this three-year certification, programs are required to undergo an extensive peer-review accreditation process to confirm the adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies.
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville and a hospital in Westfield with four—soon-to-be 20—beds. Also included are 23 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit. For more information on Riverview Health, visit riverview.org.