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Overlook Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Program Certified by the AACPR for Fifth Consecutive Time

October 19, 2015

Overlook Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Fifth Consecutive Time, Announces New Location

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 Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. Atlantic Health System has created a Trusted Network of Caring™.  Our promise to our communities is that anyone who enters our system will receive the right care, at the right quality, at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost. Our network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. It also includes its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System comprises 1,599 licensed beds, more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; a Major Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and is a member of AllSpire Health Partners. Learn more about our Trusted Network of Caring™ at Atlantic Health System >