Hospital's Cardiovascular Program Certified by an Industry Leader

Lanham, MD – Doctors Community Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of patients’ lives by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people who have cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) recover faster and improve the quality of their lives. Both types of programs often include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients as well as their families.

Doctors Community Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program participated in an application process that required extensive documentation of various practices as part of a certification process. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to assess individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. Applications are reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee, and certification is awarded by AACVPR’s board of directors.

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


About Doctors Community Hospital

Doctors Community Hospital is a premier medical and surgical hospital located in Lanham, Maryland.  With a mission of being dedicated to passionately caring for the health of patients and the community, the hospital has provided high-quality and comprehensive health care for nearly 40 years.

The hospital has 182 beds with specialty programs and services that include: 

For more information, please visit or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).


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.