Wesley Healthcare November 19, 2014

WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center has earned a three-year recertification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Wesley was recognized for its commitment to improving its patients’ quality of life by enhancing standards of care and offering the most advanced rehabilitation practices available.

“This certification acknowledges our program meets the standards of guidelines of best practice, resulting in improved outcomes for our patients and their families,” said Marcy Moore, Wesley’s cardiac rehabilitation program manager.

Wesley’s cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to help people with cardiovascular events recovery more quickly, improve their quality of life and decrease future incidences of heart problems. It is a comprehensive program designed to improve a patients’ cardiovascular risk factors. The program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

The AACVPR certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review programs based on their alignment with the latest evidence-based medicine, expert opinion, current regulations and measurement of individualized patient outcomes, and to recommend certification based on that review.

To achieve program certification, AACVPR reviews a 12-month program history of clinical, behavioral, nutritional and service outcomes to track improvements in patients’ overall health and fitness after completing the rehabilitation program. The lengthy certification process requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. The certifying body evaluates the quality of the facility, program staff credentials and their adherence to standards and guidelines developed by the AACVPR. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR board of directors.

“The committee looks at every component of our program, revealing a very high standard of care,” Moore said. “We are honored.”

Wesley’s cardiac rehabilitation program has been certified by the AACVPR since 2007. For more information about Wesley and its services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national rankings, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WESLEYCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

About AACVPR

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.