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LRGHealthcare’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program One of Six Certified in State of New Hampshire

8/28/2012

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Lakes Region General Hospital has been recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with pulmonary problems (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, respiratory symptoms, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. The program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

The LRGHealthcare Pulmonary Rehab Program participated in a one month application process, which required extensive documentation of the program practices. The AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed 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.

Certified AACVPR 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. LRGHealthcare’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has been certified since 1998, and is one of only six hospitals certified in the state of New Hampshire.

About AACVPR

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 improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

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