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

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January 20, 2022
Care team member and patient doing cardio rehab

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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The MUSC Health Florence Division consists of MUSC Health – Florence and Marion Medical Centers and the employed practices of each hospital. Both hospitals and entities are a part of the MUSC family.

As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2019, for the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit

MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care.