|Mercy Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed to help people who have experienced various cardiac conditions and treatments, including heart attack, bypass and valve surgery, angioplasty, stable angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, cardiovascular disease and heart failure.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program within Mercy Health Saint Mary’s submitted documentation detailing policies and procedures, care standards, education offerings and staff core competencies. This process began in February 2016 and culminated October 17, 2016, in receiving notice of final approval for program certification.
Within this program, patients learn about reducing their risk factors through education experiences as well as daily monitored exercise. The goal is to develop a safe and effective exercise routine for these people, encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation or AACVPR is an industry leader in establishing standards for patient care as well as individualized patient education models. Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs can obtain program certification through this organization.
Program certification signifies high attention to standards of care and positive outcomes for the participants of the program.