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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is Recertified


The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been awarded recertification status by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for its commitment to improving quality of life for its patients and their families.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation provides a comprehensive program of education, exercise, smoking cessation, psychosocial support and disease management services for patients having symptomatic chronic lung diseases that limit their ability to carry out their daily activities.

AACVPR 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.

The purpose of program certification is to: 

  • Review programs against published standards and guidelines 
  • Benchmark for providing best practice, program quality and improving patient outcomes 
  • Provide an objective assessment of adherence to updated clinical standards and guidelines 
  • Provide programs with a systematic approach to quality care 
  • Promote a culture of quality patient care in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation facilities 
  • Provide patients with a benchmark to compare cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs for quality care

Program certification is valid for three years. The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, one of the first in the United States, is also certified by AACVPR. 

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