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CONTACT: ANGIE TRACHTA
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-7059
e-mail: angela-trachta@uiowa.edu

Release: Sept. 6, 2000

UI Health Care Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program certified

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Health Care Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has recently received program certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The certification, awarded on Aug. 10, recognizes the UI as a program that meets the essential requirements for standards of care.

The pulmonary rehabilitation program involves multiple, ongoing services provided by interdisciplinary specialists to persons with pulmonary disease and their families. The team's goal is to achieve and maintain the individual patient's maximum level of independence and function in the community.

The UI Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, established in 1993, is located on the lower level of the John Pappajohn Pavilion of the UI Hospitals and Clinics. For more information, call (319) 353-8881 or UI Health Access at (800) 777-8442.

The AACVPR is a national, multidisciplinary association dedicated to the improvement of clinical practice, promotion of scientific inquiry and advancement of education for the benefit of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals and the patients they serve.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.