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Yakima Regional wins certification for program

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Yakima Regional Medical Center has won a rare national certification for their Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. It's the second time the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation has certified them.

The program focuses on teaching people who have gone through heart-related problems to live healthier with things like diet and exercise.

"Just to help them make those kinds of changes in their life and to watch the level of confidence grow as they move through the program... Really is what keeps me in cardiac rehab," says Supervisor Carol Milliron.

Milliron says about a hundred people a year go through the program. She also encourages patients to ask their doctors about a similar program for those who haven't had major heart problems yet, but want to live healthier.