January 30, 2013
Hospital Earns Cardiopulmonary Certification

DELAND – The Florida Hospital DeLand has received the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) certification for the hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

AACVPR certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies.

Certified AACVPR 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.

“By earning this certification, Florida Hospital DeLand has demonstrated that our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Wellness Center meets the strict national standards of practice by the AACVPR,” said Marlene Thomas, Florida Hospital DeLand Director Cardiopulmonary Services. “It is not an easy process, but it is very gratifying to be awarded.”

The certification process includes completing a lengthy application process, including various data regarding the Wellness Center’s standards of care, outcomes, emergency procedures, and more. Each application is reviewed by the AACVPR Certification Committee and the AACVPR Board of Directors award certification.

The Florida Hospital DeLand Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Wellness Center offers a host of programs including Inpatient Education Phase I, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II and Maintenance Phase III.

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a 156-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a part of the Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery.  The hospital is also Chest Pain Accredited and a certified Stroke and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit

Photo Caption:
Florida Hospital DeLand Wellness Specialists Judy Falcon, Respiratory Therapist, and Ernie Garland, RN, proudly show off the hospital’s recently earned American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) certification.


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