Williamson Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Program Recertified by Industry Leader

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Williamson Medical Center is proud to announce the recertification of its Cardiac Rehab Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Williamson Medical Center was 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 conditions (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgeries, heart valve repairs, heart stent placements) and pulmonary conditions (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD],interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

Williamson Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed 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 AACVPR’s Program Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by AACVPR’s Board of Directors.

“We are very honored and gratified to receive recertification of our Cardiac Rehab Program by AACVPR,” said Clay Chapman, MPH, OTR/L, FACHE and Director of Rehabilitation Services at Williamson Medical Center. “This achievement demonstrates our dedication to our patients with cardiovascular conditions and how we are continuously raising the bar for our patients and the region we serve. We look forward to further enhancing community programs like these in the future.”

AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

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About Williamson Medical Center

Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible health care possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care. With our fully equipped pediatric rooms, we are able to provide dedicated, focused and specific care to the children of our communities as well as their parents. For more information visit www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org.


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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