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Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City Cardiac Rehab Gains National Recertification

Sep 08, 2018 08:11PM ● By MED Magazine

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has nationally recertified the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Mercy Medical Center—Sioux City.  Mercy was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Mercy’s Cardiac Rehab program, which is located in the state-of-the-art Mercy Heart Center in Sioux City, earned the three year recertification following a rigorous review that verified its excellent clinical practices. Mercy's Cardiac Rehab program has been in practice for 35 years.  Mercy also has a Pulmonary Rehab program. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and families.

Designed to limit the physiological and psychological effects of heart disease and cardiac illness, Mercy’s cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs strive to stabilize or improve the patient’s condition and enhance the patient’s quality of life.

Annette Horan, Cardiac/CV Surgery and Short Stay Manager of Mercy's Heart Center, says the national recertification is a result of Mercy’s intense focus on quality of care.  “Mercy’s Cardiac Rehab program is now in its 36th year of service to the people of Siouxland,” said Horan.  “When a program such as ours earns recertification, that’s an indication that the services we provide to our patients is of the highest quality.  Congratulations to our patients, staff and medical team for making this possible."