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Hunterdon Healthcare’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Pictured: Lisa Buckley, MS,MSN,FNP-BC,RN-BC, Director, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department for Hunterdon Healthcare takes the blood pressure of her patient, Paul Weigand of Whitehouse.

July 29, 2020

Hunterdon Healthcare is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of Hunterdon Healthcare’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier.  Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

To earn accreditation, Hunterdon Healthcare’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program 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.

Hunterdon Medical Center’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program professional team includes physicians, respiratory therapists, registered nurses, and exercise physiologists specially trained in exercise therapy and disease management. They offer Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation, Phase II Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Phase III Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Hunterdon Medical Center also offers the Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease™. This program is nationally recognized—through the results of more than 35 years of peer-reviewed, published research—proven to prevent, stop and even reverse the progression of heart disease.

To learn more, visit hunterdonhealthcare.org or call 908-788-6371.


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