August 9, 2021 – Jackson, TN – Jackson-Madison County General Hospital is proud to announce the
certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular
and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of Jackson-Madison County
General Hospital’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of
Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g.,
heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) recover faster and live healthier. This program
includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
To earn accreditation, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital’s cardiovascular 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 related professional societies. Each program’s application is reviewed by the AACVPR Program
Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
In 2018, AACVPR moved to an outcomes-based process with performance measurements that represent
more meaningful outcomes. Therefore, AACVPR-certified programs are leaders in the cardiovascular and
pulmonary rehabilitation field because they offer the most advanced practices available and have
proven track records of high-quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.
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
About West Tennessee Healthcare
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19
counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is
to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and
compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.