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MUSC Health Florence Medical Center Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

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December 07, 2021
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FLORENCE - MUSC Health Florence Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification recognizes MUSC Health Florence Medical Center's commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) recover faster and live healthier. The program includes exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families. To earn accreditation, MUSC Health Florence Medical Center's cardiovascular rehabilitation program participated in an application process requiring 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.

"I couldn't be more proud of our cardiovascular rehabilitation team's efforts in providing the best care," said Mo Bourji, non-interventional cardiologist and medical director of the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program. "This certification demonstrates the team's dedication to helping get our patients back to the life they love to live."

The AACVPR Program Certification Committee reviews each program's application, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors. In 2018, AACVPR moved to an outcomes‐based process with performance measurements that represent more meaningful outcomes. Therefore, 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.

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MUSC Health Florence Division Marketing Manager
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