BATON ROUGE, LA – Baton Rouge General (BRG) today announced the three-year
certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American
Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). BRG is the
only hospital in Baton Rouge
with an AACVPR-certified cardiac rehab program.
“Heart disease is the number one killer in Louisiana,” said
Dr. Lance LaMotte, BRG Cardiac Rehab Medical Director. “That’s
why this program is so important. Cardiac rehab helps patients decrease
their chances of heart attack or re-hospitalization with a customized
plan designed for each individual’s unique circumstances.”
Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people recovering
from heart attack, bypass surgery or heart disease recover faster and
improve their quality of life. The BRG program includes tailored exercise
routines, a healthy eating plan, emotional support, and highly skilled
therapists who continuously monitor participants.
BRG’s cardiac rehabilitation program participated in an application
process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices.
AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process
designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and
guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies.
Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee
and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular
and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices
available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital
with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in
the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has
provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare
for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge
General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine,
and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing,
School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal
Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For
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Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission
of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and
pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research
and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in
quality of life for patients and their families.