FMH Announces First-ever Certification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Application process required extensive documentation of the program’s practices
October 9, 2013
From left: Vicki Adams, RN; Dr. David Hyde, pulmonary rehabilitation medical director; and Meghan Hoar, CRT.
Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) is proud to announce the first-ever certification of its pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). FMH was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with pulmonary problems such as COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and other respiratory diseases, recover faster and improve their quality of life. It includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families. Pulmonary rehabilitation cannot cure lung disease, but it can greatly improve one’s quality of life.
David Ames, cardiopulmonary manager; Dr. David Hyde, pulmonary rehabilitation medical director; Vicki Adams, RN; and Meghan Hoar, CRT; were actively involved in the application process that required extensive documentation of the program’s practices. The 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 the AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee and certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
The FMH Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, located on the first floor of the hospital, sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, call 779-2734 or 800-398-6031, ext. 2734.
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.
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