Baptist Golden Triangle’s cardiac rehab program certified by industry leader

Baptist Golden Triangle’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people recover faster from heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and similar problems. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

“Cardiac rehabilitation is a very important part of the total recovery process for people who have suffered a cardiac event. It helps to exercise in a monitored environment with others who have had a similar life-changing event,” said Sherry Elmore, director of Baptist Golden Triangle’s cardiac department. “We are proud that our program meets the rigorous standards of care to qualify for official certification.”

Baptist Golden Triangle’s 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 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.