St. Charles Parish Hospital cardiovascular rehab program nationally certified

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 12, 2013

St. Charles Parish Hospital announced the certification of its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. St. Charles Parish Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care, making St. Charles Parish Hospital the only hospital in the River Parishes to hold this certification.
Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery recover faster and improve their quality of life). The program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
The St. Charles Parish Hospital Cardiovascular 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.