Baylor Grapevine Earns Cardiac Rehab Certification

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine has earned prestigious cardiac rehabilitation certification through the American Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).  This 3-year, committee-reviewed, certification signifies a commitment to quality care for Baylor Grapevine cardiac rehab patients. 

"The cardiac rehab department is an integral piece of our continuum of cardiac care," said Doug Lawson, president. "This certification is a testament to the quality staff and services provided at Baylor Grapevine." 

The twelve week cardiac rehab program at Baylor Grapevine utilizes exercise, lifestyle education, counseling and post-op assessment of patients recovering from a heart attack, angioplasty, heart surgery, heart disease or heart-related ailments.  The multi-disciplinary cardiac rehab team's focus is to expedite recovery, slow the progression of heart disease and reduce the risk of future complications. 

In addition to cardiac rehab, Baylor Grapevine started a pulmonary rehab program in February of 2008. This service provides rehab for patients with mild to severe asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and other pulmonary diseases. 

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine is a 233-bed, full-service, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital, serving residents in more than 20 cities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The hospital offers advanced medical care for brain and spine conditions, cardiovascular care, intensive care, diagnostic imaging, women's services, neonatal intensive care, sleep disorders and emergency care.  VHA, Inc. honored Baylor Grapevine with a 2007 leadership award for its care of patients with acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and heart failure.  This award honors health care organizations that have differentiated themselves around national performance standards. 

For fiscal year 2007, the faith-based Baylor Health Care System will report $390 million in community benefits to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

CONTACT:
Susan Hall
214.820.1817
susanh@baylorhealth.edu

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As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com