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Riverside’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by AACVPR

Riverside’s cardiovascular rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation programs have earned certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This double-certification recognizes Riverside’s commitment to improving the quality of life and enhancing standards of care for recovering heart and pulmonary patients in the community. 

Riverside’s cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular events or conditions (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary conditions (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier lives. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

Riverside’s cardiovascular rehabilitation team is led by Dr. Nha Huynh, a cardiologist at Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute. The pulmonary rehabilitation team is led by Dr. Roselle Almeida, a pulmonologist at Riverside Pulmonology Specialists.

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Dr. Roselle Almeida
Dr. Nha Huynh

“This accreditation is a reflection of our team’s dedication to providing the best care to our patients,” said Dr. Huynh.

“The guidelines developed by the AACVPR standardize practices and help us to improve our patients’ health, leading to better outcomes,” added Dr. Almeida.

The AACVPR certification is a peer-reviewed accreditation process that requires extensive documentation of each program’s practices. Programs certified by the AACVPR are leaders in the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialty by offering the most advanced practices and proven records of high quality patient care. The AACVPR certification for both programs is valid for three years.

To learn more about Riverside’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation services, visit riversidehealthcare.org

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Be Seen from Home: Riverside Telemedicine

Riverside Telemedicine

For emergencies, such as chest pain, please call 911.

When home is where you want to be, get care from virtually anywhere in Illinois with Telehealth Video Visits, E-Visits or Telephonic Visits. Whether through video or online messaging or over the phone, Riverside’s providers will ensure you receive the care you need.  

Telehealth Video Visit

Riverside Telehealth allows you to be seen from anywhere in Illinois. Our health professionals will ensure you receive the same great care whether through telehealth or in-person.

Schedule a Riverside Telehealth video visits with your Riverside primary care provider, specialty care provider, or after-hours and on the weekend with Immediate Care.

Ready to Schedule?

Are you an existing Riverside patient? If yes, please contact your Riverside Medical Group primary care provider to set up your Telehealth visit today.

Not a Riverside patient and need to be seen? Schedule a Riverside Telehealth Visit, with one of the Riverside Medical Group providers or seen by one of our Immediate Care providers.

E-Visit via Riverside MyChart

Riverside E-Visit allows patients another way to receive non-urgent care from their home, or wherever they happen to be in Illinois. An E-Visit is a patient a virtual visit that begins with the patient filling out a questionnaire about the specific symptoms they are experiencing.

Ready to Schedule?

Patients must be established with a Riverside Medical Group provider in order to complete an E-Visit. To begin, simply log into Riverside MyChart, select “E-Visit: Symptom Specific”, fill out the questionnaire and your provider will message you back within two business days.Don’t have a Riverside MyChart account, click here to request an activation code.

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Riverside Employee Food Pantry

A food pantry for Riverside Employees is now open. The pantry is set up in the Cyber Café, located in the back of the cafeteria dining room, and has been stocked thanks to donations from the Partners In Caring fund. 

This pantry is available for those employees who need it. There is no direct monitoring of who takes food, how much or why. We only ask that you take what you need, as you need it. The access code is 1-2-3-4.

We also know that our employees are generous people and will want to know how to support their colleagues in need. Donations of healthy food can be made by dropping them off to the Volunteer Services office Monday through Friday. Food donations must not be expired or have container damage.In addition, monetary donations can be made by giving to Partners In Caring via payroll deduction by emailing Lauren Short at [email protected], or by credit card online at riversidehealthcare.org/give.

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