Rutherford Regional Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

September 6, 2016

RUTHERFORDTON – Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is proud to announce the certification of its CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). RRHS was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with        cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and  pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory  symptoms,) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Programs include exercise,  education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

The RRHS CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation Program participated in an application process  that 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.

AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.


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.



  CP Rehab staff