Published on August 17, 2022

NMMC Cardiopulmonary Rehab Program Certified by Industry Leader

Cardiopumonary rehab team

NMMC’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation team includes (front row, from left) Jordan Howe, Julianne Tutor, Karla Parham (back row, from left) John Stewart, Gregory Howe, Evan Gault and Larry Comstock. The team also includes Karli Jones and James Farris.

TUPELO, Mississippi—North Mississippi Medical Center’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program has recently been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

This certification recognizes NMMC’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care. Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (such as heart attacks and coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

To earn accreditation, NMMC’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation team 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 related professional societies. Each program’s application is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

AACVPR-certified programs are leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field because they offer the most advanced practices available and have proven track records of high quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

For more information about NMMC’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program, visit www.nmhs.net/cardiac-rehabilitation or www.nmhs.net/pulmonary-rehabilitation

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