St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute announces the recertification of its outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). St. Luke's Cardiac and Pulmonary programs were recognized for their 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, medical oversite and support for patients and their families.
"The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) recertification is another confirmation of our St. Luke's Cardiopulmonary Program's dedication and motivation to provide the highest standard of quality care to the patients we serve," said Shaina Hicks, manager of Cardiac and Pulmonary Outpatient Services. "AACVPR recognizes our commitment to the patients and our continued attempts to improve performance measures."
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.
AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.
For more information about St. Luke's and outpatient therapy services being offered at 10 locations in the Greater Spokane area, call (509) 473-6869 or visit
About St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute:
The region's largest and most comprehensive provider of rehabilitation services, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute has 10 outpatient locations throughout the greater Spokane area in addition to its free-standing Level I Trauma Rehabilitation hospital. In addition to physical, occupational and speech therapy, St. Luke's therapists, athletic trainers and specialized rehabilitation physicians provide rehabilitative care for orthopedic injuries, work-related injuries, and life's other injuries and illnesses. St. Luke's is accredited by both The Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, with specialty certifications in a variety of specialties. For more information on St. Luke's, visit: