Published: 09/02/2011

Evangelical Community Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader


Evangelical Community Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Evangelical was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Certified AACVPR programs, like Evangelical’s, are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

“Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with pulmonary problems, like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, recover faster and improve their quality of life,” Director of Cardiopulmonary Services Susan Telmanik-Schwartz said. “The program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.”

The Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program participated in the one month 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.

AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

For more information on this release, please contact:
Lizz Hendricks
Public Relations
(570) 522-4160