Medical City North Hills November 29, 2017

Cardiac Rehab Program Certified For Advancing Quality of Life

North Richland Hills, TX – Medical City North Hills was recently awarded certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Medical City North Hills was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care and offering the most advanced practices available, according to AACVPR.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help patients with cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, coronary artery bypass surgery and pulmonary problems including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory symptoms. Patients tend to recover faster and improve their quality of life following rehab programs. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

The application process for certification 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.

“We are certainly very proud of this certification as Medical City North Hills has long been known as a standout in cardiovascular services,” said Xavier Villarreal, CEO. “This certification only further endorses the outstanding cardiovascular rehab services we provide here.”

About Medical City North Hills

Medical City North Hills is licensed for 164 beds and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. A Level III trauma center, Medical City North Hills is a Primary Stroke Center with disease specific certification for hip, knee, shoulder and cardiac care. Medical City North Hills is the first hospital in the U.S. to have a Cycle 4 Chest Pain Center designation and the first in North Texas to attain Cycle 5 accreditation with PCI and Resuscitation. Medical City North Hills is part of Medical City Healthcare.

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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.