Congratulations Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab – Raising the bar


GVMH’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Staff deserve a pat on the back.

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). GVMH 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. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

GVMH’s Cardiac and Pulmonary 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.

I’d like to extend congratulations to all of GVMH’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Staff on their accomplishment and to their commitment to meeting high standards and providing exceptional care.  I’d also like to acknowledge Kristal Moran, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program Coordinator, for her efforts in completing the application process and becoming the in-house expert on the criteria.  Nice work ladies!!!


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.

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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1 Response to Congratulations Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab – Raising the bar

  1. Janet Schreck says:

    What an honor! Hard to believe a program we got started with 2 nurses, has grown so much. Our Quality Improvement Team identified the need and got right on it. Good job to that team!

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