Cardiac program recognized for improving quality of life

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:39

Middletown — The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at the Peter Frommer, M.D., Heart Center was awarded recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life of its patients. The heart center, located at 707 East Main St. in Middletown, is part of Orange Regional Medical Center. “This designation demonstrates our commitment to providing quality healthcare to our patients and community," said Bonnie Seecharran, M.D., the medical director of cardiac rehab. "Our certification ensures our program meets the highest standards of patient care." The program participated in a monthlong review of its adherence to standards set by the accrediting organization. The program was first awarded certification in 1998 and has maintained certification since that time. Recertification lasts three years. According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 3 American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. The Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program provides comprehensive services to help patients build a healthier heart,including an indoor track, treadmills, bicycles, stair stepper, arm ergometers and weights. The program is designed to help patients significantly reduce their risk or recurrence of heart disease by helping to restore their health and well-being. For more information visit