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Mary Branham, Director, Communications
Saint Joseph Hospital Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program
Certified by Industry Leader
Lexington, Ky. (August 27, 2018) – Saint Joseph Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Saint Joseph Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
“We are thrilled to receive this certification for the wonderful work our cardiovascular rehabilitation team is doing to help those in our community recover from heart issues,” said Steve Lin, MD, KentuckyOne Health Cardiology Associates. “When someone suffers from a cardiac event or procedure, it’s important to have a team in place to help them as they recover. Our program gives patients the education and resources they need to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
Saint Joseph Hospital offers the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at its Healthy Lifestyle Center, where a cardiologist, exercise physiologist and registered nurses work as a team to conduct a comprehensive outpatient cardiac monitoring program to assist those who have heart disease. Individual treatment plans are designed to help patients who have had a cardiac event or procedure.
Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems, including heart attacks or heart disease, recover faster and improve their quality of life. Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
Saint Joseph Hospital’s cardiovascular 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 professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Healthy Lifestyle Center is located in the Saint Joseph Office Park, 1401 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A-480. For more information on the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program at Saint Joseph Hospital and the Healthy Lifestyle Center, call 859.313.4793, or visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org//saint-joseph-hospital/services/heart-vascular-care/cardiac-rehabilitation.
About Saint Joseph Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital is a nationally recognized tertiary medical center located in Lexington, KY. The 433-bed hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology, orthopedics and stroke care. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital. Founded in 1877, by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the hospital’s original mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
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.