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Olean General Hospital


Cardiac Rehab Program Awarded National Recertification

Posted on: 09/29/2009

Olean General Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program at the Ann Cheladyn Boser Cardiac Rehabilitation Center was awarded recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for another three years. The OGH cardiac rehabilitation program has continuously been certified since 1999. Only 51 hospitals in New York State hold this certificate.


AACVPR is a national, multi-disciplinary 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.  The application for recertification was a lengthy and comprehensive 10-month process.  By receiving this certification from the AACVPR national review board it acknowledges that a cardiac rehabilitation program meets the vital requirements for the highest standards of care.


“This certification means so much to our staff, and we are proud to be recognized for our exceptional patient quality care,” said Sandra Macfarlane, director of Rehabilitation Services at OGH.  “I know our staff is committed to maintaining this high standard of care for our patients.”

The Olean General Hospital Cardiac Rehab program has been in existence since March 6, 1989 as a part of the continuum of care offered via the former St. Francis Hospital’s program. The Cardiac Rehab program offers exercise, training and educational classes designed to improve the patients’ overall cardiovascular health and quality of life. A physician’s referral is required.  For further information call (716) 375-6224 or visit 

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