The Davis Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program has earned accreditation by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation by meeting the strict standards of care set forth by the AACVPR.
The AACVPR is a national organization that seeks to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
"We are committed to helping our patients live better through risk factor modification including diet, exercise and stress management," said Jarolyn Judy-Phillips, director of the DMH Cardiac Rehab center. "We're pleased with the designation, which represents the high standards of care we provide here."
Registered nurse Jarolyn Judy-Phillips, director of the Davis Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab center, left, and registered nurse Melissa Kisner display the center’s accreditation certificate, which recently was awarded by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The DMH Cardiac Rehab program is designed to help patients who have had a cardiac episode recover faster and improve their quality of life.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program provides rehabilitation to individuals who have experienced a heart attack, angina, cardiac surgery, balloon angioplasty, stent placement or a heart transplant. It is designed to help patients who have had a cardiac episode recover faster and improve their quality of life.
"We are proud of our team who worked so hard to achieve the certification," Judy-Phillips said. "We strongly believe in the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and want to be sure we provide each patient the highest standard of care."
Cardiologist Dr. David Tingler is the medical director of the DMH Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Judy-Phillips and Melissa Kisner, both registered nurses, provide patient care and counseling.
To gain certification, the DMH Cardiac Rehab program was required to provide extensive documentation of their care 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.
The Cardiac Rehab facility is located on the DMH campus and can be reached at 304-637-3623 for more information.