Posted on October 07, 2021
TidalHealth Peninsula Regional is proud to announce the recertification of its cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
To earn accreditation, TidalHealth’s cardiovascular 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 related professional societies. Each program’s application is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
TidalHealth’s programs have been nationally and consistently certified since 2000, and recognized for upholding national quality standards and following clinical practices and guidelines established by the AACVPR.
"Recertification reflects our commitment to patients through our adherence to rigorous national standards to ensure quality care, consistency in the delivery of services, evidence of tracking clinical outcomes and program operational standards," said Chris Evans, M.S., ACSM-CEP, Director of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology at TidalHealth.
AACVPR evaluates programs using an outcomes-based process with performance measurements that represent more meaningful outcomes. AACVPR-certified programs are leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field because they offer the most advanced practices available and have proven track records of high-quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years, and TidalHealth Peninsula Regional’s programs have been certified for seven consecutive three-year cycles.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people who have had heart disease or cardiovascular surgeries, or pulmonary problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, recover faster and live healthier. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
The cardiovascular & pulmonary rehabilitation programs at TidalHealth were founded in 1986 and are the largest and most comprehensive programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. Over its 35-year history, they have assisted hundreds of thousands of cardiac and pulmonary patients with their recoveries.
In the photo, members of the TidalHealth cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs proudly display the recognition that recertifies both programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).