News from Hannibal Regional Hospital

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Jerry Robinson completes his cardiac rehabilitation 
at Hannibal Regional Hospital while Tracy Yakes, RN,
and Group Director Bob Crawford look on. Hannibal
Regional Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation was recently
certified by the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program
by the American Association of Cardiovascular and
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Hannibal Regional Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Hannibal Regional Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems which include heart attacks and coronary artery bypass graft surgery as well as pulmonary problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD and respiratory symptoms, recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

“We’re proud to announce that our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has been certified by the AACVPR (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation),” stated Bob Crawford, Group Director HRH Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. “This certification, by the nationally recognized certification agency, is evidence that our service meets, or exceeds, professionally recognized standards for “state of the art” care.

The Hannibal Regional Hospital Cardiovascular 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.

Certified AACVPR 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.

For more information about Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program, call Tracy Yakes at (573) 248-5360.
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