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Baton Rouge General Receives Pulmonary Rehab Certification

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 more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.