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Mission Hospital Receives Certification for both its Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs


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 information, visit