INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Franciscan Health Indianapolis has been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
The hospital is acknowledged for its commitment to enhancing standards of care in the industry. AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.
"We are pleased to achieve recertification for our program and it underscores the professionalism, dedication and hard work our rehabilitation teams deliver to the patients we are privileged to serve," said Patty Lake, RN, clinical supervisor of cardiac rehabilitation at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis hospital has consistently earned three-year certifications since 2005.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a clinically supervised program that includes exercise training, education on heart healthy living and counseling for patients with heart problems.
One of the key cardiac rehabilitation programs at Franciscan Health is Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease (SET-PAD). The disorder occurs when arteries in the leg become narrowed or clogged with plaque and can result in decreased blood flow, pain, discomfort and limited mobility.
SET-PAD is a noninvasive approach for relief of symptoms, amputation prevention, maintain walking ability and overall quality of life issues for patients. The program at Franciscan Health Indianapolis offers participants a variety of flexible therapy sessions. To learn more, call (317) 528-3620.
By Joe Stuteville
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