Good Samaritan Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Receives Three-Year Recertification
West Islip, NY – Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program has once again received a three-year program certification from The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Good Samaritan is dedicated to the AACVPR mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Receiving certification means maintaining the highest standards possible for the improvement of the quality of life for the patients and their families.
AACVPR certification means that Good Samaritan meets the essential standards of care. The AACVPR awards certification accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation. Evaluations are conducted by board certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the hospital with a comprehensive report.
Good Samaritan’s cardiac rehabilitation team provides individualized care to help patients to improve their physical, emotional and spiritual well being and make appropriate lifestyle changes. The program follows the guidelines of the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and incorporates a 12-week monitored exercise program and educational sessions on topics such as cardiac risk factors, stress management and low-fat eating. The pulmonary rehabilitation program is directed at providing the patient with the ability to cope with a respiratory disability. The primary goals of the program are to enhance patient knowledge and to improve functional capacity and quality of life through education and prescribed exercise.
For more information on cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation services at Good Samaritan, please call (631) 376-4444.