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West Jefferson's Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Marrero, LA (September 23, 2020) – West Jefferson Medical Center (West Jefferson) is proud to announce the three-year certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). West Jefferson was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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.

“We meet our patient and family’s needs, not only through exercise but in providing a safe, compassionate, supportive environment allowing them to be involved in their healing and recovery process and achieving positive outcomes,” said Julie Mathis, RN, Supervisor, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

West Jefferson'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 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. 

About the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation:
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and disease management. Central to the core mission is an improvement in the quality of life for the patients and their families.