Cardiac Rehab Program Earns National Certification


Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is proud to announce the certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AGH was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

“We are honored to adhere to the high standards set forth by the AACVPR,” said Jamie Thorpe, Cardiac Services Manager at Allegan General Hospital. “We are excited to provide patients with high quality evidence based medicine that is clinically approved and known to improve quality of life.”

Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g. heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. The program includes not only exercise, but education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

AGH’s cardiac rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. The 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 the AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National 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. For more information on AGH’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program, please call 269-686-4386 or e-mail

Allegan General Hospital is a community hospital that focuses on providing exceptional, compassionate and personalized healthcare to the community it serves. The hospital has been named four years in a row by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Allegan General provides a wide range of healthcare services, including bariatrics, surgery, sleep center, emergency, physical rehabilitation and mental health. For more information, visit 

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