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Published on January 13, 2015

Rutland Regional’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Rutland Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Rutland Regional 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 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.

The Rutland Regional Pulmonary 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. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.

About Rutland Pulmonary Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center offers a full range of services for patients with pulmonary disease, including diagnostic testing, treatment and management of lung disease and asthma, all provided by specially trained staff in a supportive and caring environment.

In addition to physicians Mark K. Jacob, MD and Kenneth E. Mar, MD the team includes registered respiratory therapists with additional credentials as pulmonary function technologists, provides testing services and pulmonary rehabilitation as well as educational programs about asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.

Nationally Recognized Care

At Rutland Regional, our commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.


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. 

Kenneth E. Mar, MDMark K. Jacob, MD









   Kenneth E. Mar, MD            Mark K, Jacob, MD                               

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