Guthrie Hospitals' Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Recertified by Industry Leader

AACVPR LogoGuthrie is proud to announce the three-year recertification of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Troy Community Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Both programs were recognized for their commitment to improving patients’ quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

“Our goal is to improve the lives of our patients by providing top-notch, personalized cardiac rehabilitation care with a progressive team and an advanced approach,” said Dr. Daniel Sporn, Guthrie Chief of Cardiology. “That is why we couldn’t be more proud to have earned recertification by the AACVPR.”

Guthrie’s nationally certified cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to help people who experience a cardiac event or heart disease to recover faster, return to more full and productive lives and reduce the risk and severity of future heart disease. Guthrie AACVPR-certified cardiac rehabilitation programs are offered in locations in Corning, N.Y., Sayre, Pa. and Troy, Pa. To learn more, visit www.Guthrie.org.

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Troy Community Hospital's cardiac rehabilitation teams participated in an application process which requires extensive documentation of the program's practices. The AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

About AACVPR
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.

About Guthrie
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 155 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.