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Cardiac Rehabilitation Certified by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation department of Carteret Health Care is proud to announce the recertification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Carteret Health Care was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiac disease (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass, graft surgery) and pulmonary disease (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], pulmonary fibrosis, CHF) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

“I am extremely proud of the Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation team of Carteret Health Care” shares Director Pam Rose. “The team works hard every day to care for patients and this confirms our commitment to excellence and expertise.”

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review 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.

For Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation programs, AACVPR-certified centers are recognized as leaders as they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

Rose concluded, “This certification compliments the already high-quality care that Carteret Health Care provides.”

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.

About Carteret Health Care
Carteret Health Care is an independent, 135-bed hospital serving Eastern North Carolina. Carteret Health Care leads the way to healthier lives through innovations in safety, quality, service and superior value. As a not-for-profit Medical Center, we offer a full range of acute care, diagnostic and outpatient services at a level that you would only expect at a larger facility. While providing quality health care with exceptional compassion and respect, Carteret Health Care achievements and awards include being ranked as one of the Best Hospitals by Business North Carolina. For additional information about Carteret Health Care, visit our website at