Thibodaux, LA, October 13, 2011 – Thibodaux Regional Health System
is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(AACVPR). Thibodaux Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation
was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by
enhancing standards of care.
Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help individuals
with cardiovascular problems (e.g. heart attacks, coronary artery bypass
graft surgery, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life.
The program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients
and their families.
Thibodaux Regional Health System’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program
participated in the voluntary accreditation process which requires extensive
documentation of the program’s practices. The American Association
of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (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.
Thibodaux Regional Health System’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
has been recognized as a certified center since the AACVPR has first offered
Program Certification in 1999.
About Thibodaux Regional Health System
Thibodaux Regional Health System, a 185-bed acute care facility, provides
inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding
parishes. Highly specialized services offered include Heart Surgery, Medical
and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports
Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General, Laparoscopic, and
Bariatric Surgery, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Women’s Services,
Sleep Disorders, Behavioral Health, Home Health, and Inpatient and Outpatient
Physical Rehabilitation Services. Nationally recognized for quality care
and service, Thibodaux Regional has been named a Distinguished Hospital
by J.D. Power and Associates and has been honored with the Press Ganey
Summit Award for high levels of patient satisfaction. For more information, visit
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.