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Parkridge Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Receives Accreditation

September 01, 2011

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2011) – The Healthy Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Parkridge Medical Center has received a Three Year Certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

The certification recognizes Parkridge Healthy Heart’s commitment to quality treatment and improved patient outcomes. Certified AACVPR programs offer the most advanced practices available in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. “This designation tells our patients and the community that our program adheres to the latest updated clinical standards and guidelines,” notes Barry Bell, cardiac service line director at Parkridge Medical Center.

The Parkridge Healthy Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed to help heart patients begin diet and exercise programs to improve their quality of life following the diagnosis or treatment of a cardiovascular disease. The program also supports positive lifestyle changes for patients who have conditions that increase the risk of developing heart disease, such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. For more information about the Healthy Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Parkridge, call (423) 493-6714.

About Parkridge Medical Center
Parkridge Medical Center has provided advanced medical and surgical services with compassionate care to patients in the Chattanooga and north Georgia area for over 40 years. The Parkridge advantage is our focus on service, individualized care and convenience for our patients. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge Medical Center, an American College of Surgeons approved and commended oncology program, offers the latest in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Parkridge Medical Center is designated as an accredited chest pain center, and provides 24-hour emergency care, intensive care, acute rehabilitation, surgical services, vascular care, orthopaedics, a sleep disorders center, and comprehensive cardiac care including diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitative services. Parkridge was the first hospital in the region to perform robotic surgery and retains the area’s most experienced team, with over 1400 robotic surgeries to date. Parkridge Medical Center is a part of the Parkridge Health System.