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DMH Receives Program Certification from AACVPR


October 13, 2008, Decatur Memorial Hospital is Macon County’s only hospital that has met the criteria for Certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

According to the AACVPR, the goal of program certification is to assure the facility is meeting the essential standards of care described in the 4th Edition Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR State/Regional Committees, AACVPR National Certification Committee and the AACVPR Board of Directors for final approval. The committee then presents the hospital with a certificate. The mission of AACVPR is to reduce morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and aggressive disease management. For more information on AACVPR, visit or call 312-321-5146.

The DMH Heart and Lung Institute offers award-winning care in our community without being transported to another facility. There is a team of board-certified physicians supported by a team of registered nurses and surgical technologists, over 65,000 square feet of dedicated space for the care of cardiovascular and pulmonary patients.

For more information on Decatur Memorial Hospital’s Heart and Lung Institute, call 217-876-2480.