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October 19, 2015, Summit, NJ – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, today announced its Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program has again received national certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AACVPR-certified rehabilitation 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.
“We are proud that Overlook Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program has again been certified by the AACVPR, providing further testament to our dedication to quality standards and commitment to helping patients lead the healthiest lives possible after a cardiac event,” said William Neate, MBA MA, Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line for Atlantic Health System. “Our program has successfully been recertified since 2000, demonstrating fifteen years of commitment to providing high-quality cardiac rehabilitation services.”
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, cardiac rehabilitation is a medically-supervised program that helps improve the health and well-being of people who have heart problems. Rehabilitation programs include exercise training, education on heart healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help you return to an active life. Studies from Harvard Medical School have shown that incorporating cardiac rehabilitation programs into post-cardiac event care planning may lower the odds of needing a long-term hospital stay and could also extend life.
Overlook Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation services are now operating from a new location at 571 Central Avenue, Suite 118, in New Providence, New Jersey. Learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation services >
About the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
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 Overlook Medical Center
Overlook Medical Center, based in Summit, NJ, is part of Atlantic Health System. The 504-bed regional medical center has more than 3,900 employees and 1,470 physicians and noted as a premier center for neuroscience and brain care in New Jersey. Its two Emergency Departments in Summit and Union, NJ, see more than 96,600 visits every year. Clinical centers of excellence include the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute; Brain Tumor Center of New Jersey; Epilepsy Center; Spine Center; Carol G. Simon Cancer Center and nationally accredited Breast Center; a Center for Digestive Diseases and Colorectal Surgery; The Institute for Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases; Frank and Mimi Walsh Maternity Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and New Jersey’s only hospital-based in-and out-patient Adolescent Eating Disorders Program. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Overlook Medical Center among the best hospitals in central New Jersey and as a “Best Regional Hospital” for neurology & neurosurgery.