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Glendale Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Receives First-Ever Certification by The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation


The Cardiac Fitness Center, at Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, is proud to announce the certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Glendale Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in Glendale, Pasadena, or Burbank to be recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms,) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families. Hospital President, Jill Welton shared, “It is a tremendous privilege to be able to provide high quality programs and services, like those offered in our Cardiac Fitness Center, to the people we serve.”

The Cardiac Fitness Center’s cardiac 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 professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.

AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. Welton added, “I am proud of the dedication of the Cardiac Fitness Center employees’ leadership and associated physicians for improving the health and wellness of our community and honored to receive this certification from the AACVPR.” 

About Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center


Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in Glendale, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of services, including its award-winning heart center, the colorectal surgery institute, a gastrointestinal program, and is a Los Angeles County approved primary stroke center.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit dignityhealth.org/glendalememorial for more information.

About AACVPR

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.

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