VALPARAISO – Porter Regional Hospital has announced the certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Porter’s program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
Porter’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. 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 AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton and Jasper counties.