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The Christ Hospital Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

The Christ Hospital’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program has received certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The Christ Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation, because they offer the most advanced practices available. The Christ Hospital pulmonary rehabilitation program received AACVPR certification in 2010.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) and pulmonary problems (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 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 Christ Hospital Cardiac Wellness Center is uniquely designed to empower patients to take individual responsibility for their care so they can progress at a rate best suited for their own needs. Flexible scheduling is offered to make access more convenient for working professionals. The Cardiac Wellness Center, located in Suite 224 of The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building in Mt. Auburn, offers a wide array of equipment to meet the needs of all participants, including those with orthopaedic needs and the more fit participants who need an extra challenge.

The Christ Hospital cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs participated in the one month application process which requires 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 and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

For more information about cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation at The Christ Hospital, please contact Connie Schulten at 513-585-2425.

About The Christ Hospital: The Christ Hospital offers a wide range of medical, surgical and testing services at its main campus just north of Downtown Cincinnati and at numerous outpatient and physician practice locations throughout Greater Cincinnati. Its mission is to provide the finest patient experience and improve the health of our community. For the past 12 years, The Christ Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top hospitals, and has been named Cincinnati’s Most Preferred Hospital for 15 consecutive years by National Research Corporation (NRC). The Christ Hospital has been granted Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing care. For more information about the award-winning services of The Christ Hospital, visit

About AACVPR: 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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