Sheboygan – HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is pleased to announce its cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program has earned certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
 
The HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is designed to help people with cardiovascular and pulmonary problems, such as those recovering from a heart attack or suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), recover faster and improve their quality of life. The program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and families.
 
AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.
 
“As health care continues to change and new technology and processes are introduced, certification ensures we continue to be the best resource for patients to regain and maintain healthy living standards,” said Chris Handrow, manager of Cardiac and Pulmonary Services at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.
 
Founded in 1985, the AACVPR 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. Programs that are certified by the AACVPR undergo an extensive documentation process, which is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee. Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
 
To learn more about the HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, click here.
 
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About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

Media Contacts

Dana Jermstad

Director of Communications and Public Relations
 (920) 429-1752
dana.jermstad@hshs.org

 

Angela Deja

Public Relations Manager
(920) 272-3360
angela.deja@hshs.org

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