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EMH Healthcare's Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

For Immediate Release


Kristen R. Davis - EMH Healthcare

ELYRIA, OH – EMH Healthcare is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).  EMH was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of patients’ lives by enhancing standards of care.

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

The EMH Cardiovascular and Pulmonary rehabilitation program participated in a one-month application process which required 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 National Certification Committee.  Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

“My colleagues and I in the EMH Cardiovascular and Pulmonary rehab department are thrilled to have renewed our AACVPR accreditation for an additional three years,” said Sue Keller, M.Ed., BSN, RN-BC, Manager of the EMH Cardiovascular and Pulmonary rehabilitation department. “Our goal continues to be to provide the most comprehensive cardiovascular and pulmonary rehab program in Lorain County, so that we can truly improve the quality of life our patients experience each and every day.”

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.

About EMH Healthcare

EMH Healthcare’s mission is to improve the health of our community through safe, high-quality and cost-effective care. To fulfill this mission, EMH Elyria Medical Center, EMH Amherst Campus, The EMH Center for Health & Fitness in Avon, and a multi-disciplinary medical staff provide services to meet the needs of the community.  EMH Elyria Medical Center was founded in 1908 as a community hospital and is committed to providing expert care and exceptional caring to all. For more information, visit www.emh-healthcare.org.  


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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