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Providence Hospitals’ Cardiac Rehabilitation Program certified by industry leader

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Published Oct. 26, 2015

Providence Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has been certified for the 15th consecutive year, cementing its place as one of the area’s leaders in cardiac care.

The program is designed to help those with problems such as heart attacks and coronary artery bypass graft surgery recover faster and improve their quality of life. They do so through exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and families.

“We are changing people’s lives by changing people’s lifestyles,” said Virginia Ard from the program. “This recertification is important to us, because it reflects our ongoing emphasis on quality care.”

Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the program had to participate in an application process which required extensive documentation of its practices.

Those credited are recognized as leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation fields because they offer the most advanced available practices. Certification is valid for three years, Providence said.

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