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Cardiac Rehab Team at GRHC Celebrates AACVPR Recertification During National Cardiac Rehab Week

Hospital news | Monday, February 14, 2022

Contact: Rochelle Williams

Join Grant Regional Health Center in celebration of National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2022, February 13–19, 2022, which also happens to be during American Heart Month.

The purpose of National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is to celebrate the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation. The role of cardiac rehabilitation is to reduce the potentially devastating effects of heart disease and cardiac events. Grant Regional is proud to share that their Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has once again completed AACVPR recertification while also recognizing an expected record number of Cardiac Rehabilitation patients in the month of February. This AACVPR certification is recognition of GRHC’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

“GRHC Cardiac Rehabilitation’s skilled, multidisciplinary team is dedicated and here when you need us.” Says Jen Wagner, Cardiac Rehab Specialist, “Our Cardiac Rehab program has been AACVPR certified since 2003 and has happily helped many hearts get stronger!”

The Cardiac Rehab Team at Grant Regional Health Center consists of: (Back row of photo) Corey Weydert, PT, Rehab Director; Tracey Roesch, MS, RD, CD, CDES, RCEP; Jamie Smith, RRT; Renae Stiers, RDN, CD; (Front row of photo) Crystal Knapp, RRT; Jen Wagner, LAT, CCRP; Tonya Bainbridge, RN, BSN, Eric Slane, MD, Radley Kamps, PharmD.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), coincides with both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month in an effort to draw greater national attention to heart health. This year’s theme, “Healing Hearts Together,” honors the patients, families, and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to giving cardiac rehabilitation patients a new start.

If you would like more information about Grant Regional’s nationally certified Cardiac Rehab program call (608) 723-3236. If you think you could benefit for our comprehensive program, we encourage you to discuss your heart health concerns with your primary care provider.