Robert Packer, Troy Community hospitals recertified by AACVPR

Sayre, PA – The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has recertified Robert Packer Hospital and Troy Community Hospital's cardiac rehab and risk factor rehabilitation programs.

In order to attain certification, cardiac rehabilitation staff were required to submit an extensive application that outlined the program's policies and procedures, as well as featuring sample patient care profiles to demonstrate the practical application of the program. AACVPR certification is a rigorous process that requires all policies to be implemented and in place for more than a year. Keeping certification requires incredible attention to detail on a daily basis to maintain program quality.

The AACVPR recommends certification to assure that programs meet the essential standards of care for cardiac rehabilitation, and with the hope that certification will strengthen organizations' commitment to these standards and the enhancement of cardiac rehabilitation. Certification recognizes those programs rigorously reviewed by a national board and found to meet strict requirements for standards of care.