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National Program Reflects Canterbury’s Focus on Comprehensive Care
RICHMOND, Va. (April 17, 2023) — Building on its commitment to comprehensive care and services, Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Richmond recently earned the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) new Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Center Certification. The 190-bed Henrico County skilled nursing facility, located at 1776 Cambridge Drive, provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care.
The world’s leading nonprofit focused on heart and brain health, the AHA has invested more than $4.8 billion in research since its founding. Evaluation criteria for its new skilled nursing certification – earned by less than 1% of skilled nursing facilities nationwide, to date – was designed by heart failure experts. Certification requirements include program management, personnel education, clinical management, care coordination and performance improvement, as well as patient and caregiver education and support.
“This advanced certification provides heart patients with the assurance that Canterbury is recognized by the AHA for delivering the most effective heart failure treatment strategies based on a standardized method of current evidence-based guidelines,” said Megan Shilling, regional director of market development at Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports Canterbury. “These specific care strategies and services are aimed at improving outcomes for those with chronic heart failure and its co-morbidities, as well as reducing readmissions.”
Beyond its clinical offerings, Canterbury is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for area residents. To that end, it has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics of interest for families of patients and the larger community – including cardiac rehabilitation. The library and more information on the skilled nursing facility can be found at canterburyrehab.com.
Brick, N.J-based Marquis Health Consulting Services provides administrative and consulting services to skilled nursing facilities and senior housing communities along the Eastern Seaboard. The organization’s operational guidance enables its client facilities to overachieve their quality and customer service goals by embracing a progressive, multi-specialty approach to healthcare.
PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the regional and leadership team at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
1776 Cambridge Drive, Richmond, VA 23238
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