CHRISTUS Spohn’s Cardiac Rehab Program recognized
September 5, 2012
|Members of the CHRISTUS Spohn Cardiac Rehab team include, kneeling from left, Mike Alvarado and Robert Gutierrez; standing, from left, are Camille Brightwell, Sonjia Teal, Gloria Romero, Sandy Austin, Veronica Garcia, Yvonne Guajardo, and in front of Yvonne is Wendy Coulter. Barbara Flato is in back standing on an exercise machine.|
Certification recognizes those essential requirements for standards of care. In order to earn this distinctive certification, programs must prove excellence in almost a dozen categories including, continuing staff education, the condition of equipment and patient care.
Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to limit the physiological and psychological effects of cardiac illness; reduce the risk for sudden death or relapse; control cardiac symptoms; stabilize or improve the patient’s condition; and enhance the patient’s quality of life.
This is the fourth time Shoreline’s Cardiac Rehab program has successfully been recertified by the AACVPR. This is a three-year certification. In 2000, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital -Shoreline’s Cardiac Rehab program was the first in the Coastal Bend to receive certification from AACVPR.
“My staff and I are extremely proud of this accomplishment and wanted to share our good news with the community,” Barbara Flato, Director Cardiac Rehab Services for CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, said.
The AACVPR is a national, multi-disciplinary association dedicated to the improvement of clinical practice, promotion of scientific inquiry, and advancement of education for the benefit of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals and the patients they serve.