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MRH Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Earns Third Straight Three-Year Certification

Middletown Regional Hospital's (MRH) Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has earned a third consecutive three-year certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Certification recognizes only those programs that meet AACVPR's rigorous requirements for standards of care.

AACVPR is a national association dedicated to improving clinical practice, promoting scientific inquiry and advancing education for the benefit of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals and the patients they serve.

"We're thrilled to have earned another certification," said Gayle DeBord, RN, Cardiac Rehabilitation staff nurse. "The quality of our nurses, combined with one-on-one care and our staff's dedication to improving our patients' quality of life, is truly what sets our program apart. AACVPR recertification confirms our passion for providing the finest care possible."

MRH's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps patients with cardiac disease stay healthy and enjoy active lives after heart attack, angioplasty, pacemaker implant, open heart surgery or heart transplant. The outpatient Phase II portion blends carefully monitored exercise, education and counseling, while the outpatient Phase III portion offers supervised maintenance exercise. The program is available to all cardiac patients in the Middletown region, whether or not initial treatment was provided at MRH. To learn more about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, call (513) 420-5258 or (800) 338-4057, extension 5258.