(Greenwood, S.C., August 13, 2019) Self Regional Healthcare is proud to announce the certification of the Optimum Life Center’s (OLC) Cardiovascular Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification is recognition of the OLC’s commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Front Row pictured from left to right: Susan Cooper, Respiratory Therapist, OLC; Dillon Bridwell, Exercise Specialist, OLC; Courtney Ginn, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Nurse, OLC Back Row pictured from left to right: Selynto Anderson, Manager Cardiopulmonary & Transitional Rehabilitation and Community Prevention & Wellness Services; Tasha Barr, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Nurse, OLC; George Manos, Director, Rehabilitation Services, OLC

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary issues (COPD and respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

To earn accreditation, the Optimum Life Center’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. 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 related professional societies. The AACVPR Program Certification Committee reviews each program’s application, and the AACVPR Board of Directors awards certification.

In 2018, AACVPR moved to an outcomes-based process with performance measurements that represent more meaningful outcomes. Therefore, AACVPR-certified programs are leaders in the cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation field because they offer the most advanced practices available and have proven track records of high quality patient care. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call (864) 725-4730.

About Self Regional Healthcare:

Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network.