Friday, September 9, 2011

Client News: Frazier Rehab Institute’s Pulmonary Rehab Program and Jewish Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Program Receive Certification by Industry Leader

Frazier Rehab Institute and Jewish Hospital’s Garon Lifestyle Center and have received certification of their pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation programs respectively by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Frazier Rehab and Jewish Hospital were recognized for their commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
The cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to help people with cardiovascular problems, including heart attacks and coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and pulmonary problems like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD and respiratory symptoms – recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
“Frazier Rehab Institute and Jewish Hospital are known for world-class care in heart care and comprehensive acute rehab,” said Marty Bonick, president and CEO of Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute. “We are honored to be recognized by a leading industry organization.  This certification further demonstrates our constant focus on providing the best possible patient care.”
AACVPR certification is meant to provide a benchmark for best practices, program quality and improving patient outcomes.  The Association provides a systematic approach to quality care and promotes a culture of quality patient care.  AACVPR is the only organization that certifies cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.
Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute’s cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs participated in the one-month application process which requires extensive documentation of the program’s 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.
About Frazier Rehab Institute 
Frazier Rehab Institute is a comprehensive rehabilitation system with more than 20 locations throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana, providing therapy in acute care settings for inpatient and outpatient rehab needs.  Comprehensive rehab programs, highly skilled therapists, state-of-the-art-facilities and innovative therapeutic techniques have earned Frazier Rehab Institute national recognition.  Patients span the age range from infancy to geriatrics with a wide variety of diagnoses which include neurologic (spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke), amputations, multiple trauma, orthopedic, arthritis, cardiopulmonary, congenital, developmental, degenerative, and general medical cases.
About Jewish Hospital 
Jewish Hospital is an internationally renowned high-tech tertiary referral center developing leading-edge advancements in hand and microsurgery, heart and lung care, home care, rehab medicine (including sports medicine), orthopaedics, neuroscience, occupational health, organ transplantation and outpatient and primary care.  Site of the world’s first successful hand transplant, and the world’s first and second successful AbioCor® Implantable Replacement Heart procedures, the hospital is also federally designated to perform all five solid organ transplants – heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas.
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.

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