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Our Purpose: Enhancing the communications between professionals by fostering and promoting the interchange of ideas, offering mutual support and encouraging professional development. Improving clinical practice by promoting minimum standards for programs, personnel and facilities. Promoting scientific inquiry and advancement of education for healthcare professionals and for the public related to cardiovascular rehabilitation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Supporting the development and maintenance of quality cardiac rehabilitation programs. Supporting the efforts of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), the national society.
The Connecticut Society for Cardiac Rehabilitation(CSCR) welcomes you to join our organization to help educate and promote cardiac health and rehabilitation.

Member Benefits Networking opportunities Statewide program directory State insurance reimbursement manual Symposium at reduced cost Quarterly luncheon meetings Committee involvement and CSCR leadership opportunities Connection with the national society and news Achievement award Membership card


Professional: A healthcare professional who is regularly involved in some aspect of cardiovascular rehabilitation. Professional: $60 (per year)

Student: Any interested college student matriculating in a related discipline carrying the equivalent of one half of the academic load for a year. Student members do not have voting privileges. Student: $25 (per year)

Meetings: Meetings are held quarterly on Thursday afternoons (annual schedule provided to members) and includes a luncheon, business meeting, and professional lecture(s).

Non-members are welcome to attend meetings. We hope you will find our meetings helpful and will join us. The cost to attend a single meeting is: Professional non-member: $20 (per meeting) Student non-member: $15 (per meeting)


CSCR Executive Board Members

President – Susan Casso RN, BSN   St Vincent’s Medical Center

Past President – Debra Kovach RN, BSN, CCRN   MidState Medical Center

Treasurer – Patrick Armstrong MS,ACSM- RCEP Hartford Hospital (Glastonbury)

Finance Chair – 

Membership – Ricky LaPera (Griffin Hospital)

Marketing Chair – Debra Kovach RN, BSN, CCRN

Program Chair  –  Kelsey Gilmore, EP       St. Vincent's Medical Center

AACVPR State Representative for Program Certification/Recertification – Lisa Elpi MS Greenwich Hospital

American Heart Association – Lynette Coleman Community Impact Director of Connecticut and Eastern States Region