Fort HealthCare’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Wellness staff would like to announce the recertification of their Pulmonary Rehab Program.  The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR) recently confirmed that the program meets the criteria for AACVPR Program Recertification.  The program first became certified in 2005 after a rigorous review by the AACVPR National Committee.  Each certified program is required to resubmit and apply for recertification every three years.

Having a program certified by this nationally recognized organization ensures that our patients are receiving the best and most consistent care. Program certification and recertification are also a testament that our staff utilizes the most current and modern practices in Cardiopulmonary Rehab.

Studies continue to confirm that patients receiving pulmonary rehabilitation have improved quality of life and better long term outcomes.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our patients for entrusting their care and health education to our pulmonary rehab professionals.

Lisa Michaels-Bilgrien is the Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Wellness program Coordinator. Lisa works closely with Donald Williams, MD, program Medical Director and an outstanding staff to developed and maintain an excellent program right here in Jefferson County at the Fort Memorial Hospital.