BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced today that
its Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program has been re-certified by the American
Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). BRG
is also the
only hospital in Baton Rouge with an AACVPR-certified cardiac rehab program, recognizing it as a leader
in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation with the most
advanced practices available.
Pulmonary rehabilitation programs help people with chronic lung diseases,
like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis,
by improving lung function, reducing the severity of their symptoms, and
improving quality of life is a healthy eating plan, emotional support,
and highly skilled therapists who continuously monitor participants.
AACVPR Program Certification requires extensive documentation of a program’s
practices, and 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. Programs
are certified for a three-year period.
For more information on BRG’s rehabilitation programs, click
here or call (225) 763-4452.
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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