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Saint Clare's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader


September 6, 2011

Saint Clare’s Health System is proud to announce the certification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The accolade marks Saint Clare’s second consecutive accreditation, in recognition of Saint Clare’s commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with pulmonary problems (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, respiratory symptoms, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. The program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

Saint Clare’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.

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.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Saint Clare’s Hospital/Dover General has been helping patients cope with the many aspects of lung disease for over 20 years. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at Saint Clare's offers the most comprehensive program in northwestern New Jersey and is the only facility in the region designed for and dedicated to pulmonary rehabilitation. The Center offers a full range of services including ongoing education, support, exercise and maintenance programs. For more information on the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Saint Clare’s, please call 973-989-3128 or visit saintclares.org.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.

Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.

About AACVPR
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.

 

 
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