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Wellness Center Earns Pulmonary Rehabilitation Recertification
ORANGE CITY – Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s Wellness Center has received the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) recertification for their Pulmonary Rehab Program.  This recertification is valid for another three years. 

“By earning this recertification, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has demonstrated that our Wellness Center meets the strict national standards of practice by the AACVPR,” said Laura Anne Roemmelt, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Wellness Center Coordinator. “It is not an easy process, but it is very gratifying to be awarded once again.”

The recertification process includes completing a lengthy application process, including various data regarding the Wellness Center’s standards of care, outcomes, emergency procedures, and more. A panel reviews all of the data before recertification can be awarded.

Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s Wellness Center offers a host of programs including Inpatient Education Phase I, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Phase II and Maintenance Phase III. The center also provides diabetes exercise programs, smoking cessation, community wellness speaking engagements and health fair presentations.

About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a 175-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24-hour emergency and critical care. It is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeBary, Deltona, Orange City and Sanford communities. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is Chest Pain Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.  The hospital has been recognized by FMQAI - The Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Florida with the FMQAI Performance Achievement Award.  This honor recognizes Florida Hospital Fish Memorial on work to improve the quality of health care for Medicare beneficiaries during the last three years. The hospital has also been recognized for the seventh consecutive year among the 2011 Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.fhfishmemorial.org.