Devoted to providing patients with excellence, Mission Hospital is proud
to receive recognition for its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs
from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Mission Viejo, CA — Mission Hospital proudly received certification of its cardiac
and pulmonary rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular
and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). With this certification, Mission
Hospital continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing community
members with an excellent patient experience marked by the highest quality.
Mission Hospital’s cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation certified
programs work with patients suffering from cardiovascular and pulmonary
issues, while providing the highest level of care. Mission Hospital patients
recovering from heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgeries,
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory symptoms, etc.
are rehabilitated and cared for with the most advanced practices. By offering
notable exercise programs, education classes, counselling and support,
patients and families at Mission Hospital are receiving quality care.
In order to obtain certification, the Mission Hospital CardioPulmonary
Rehabilitation Program took part in an application process that included
a thorough examination 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 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.
Linda Johnson, Chief Clinical Officer, spoke about the certification: “We
are very excited about receiving this notable achievement. Mission Hospital
strives for excellence in all its fields and we are so thankful for all
the staff who helped us progress to this point. We are also very grateful
for the patients who trust us with their care and are excited that we
were able to prove our dedication to them once again.”
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 Mission Hospital
As a part of the St. Joseph Hoag Health network of care, Mission Hospital
was founded in Mission Viejo in 1971 and has since grown to a two-campus
facility with 552 beds and approximately 2,100 employees. Mission Hospital
in Mission Viejo is an acute care, fullservice facility providing advanced
health care services and diagnostic care to south Orange County and is
the only designated trauma center in south Orange County. Mission Hospital
Laguna Beach joined the Mission Hospital family and St. Joseph Health
in 2009, providing south Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour
emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services.
Mission Hospital offers specialty care in behavioral health, imaging,
heart, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics and women’s services.
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 48-bed facility that is
the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital for more than two decades.
Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Mission Hospital has received
numerous awards and recognition for its high quality of care. For more