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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mooresville Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program receives reaccreditation

MOORESVILLE, Indiana – The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville has achieved reaccreditation from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

The certification reflects the standards of care for programs throughout the nation. Applications can be made every three years and involve a review by the AACVPR of the program’s policies and practices. Participation is voluntary.

Under the guidance of medical director Charles E. Kinsella, MD, the Mooresville program is evaluated for safety measures, emergency procedures, patient monitoring, care plans, education and physical assessment, and exercise prescriptions are reviewed and evaluated.

“This accreditation is prestigious and represents excellent teamwork by our staff, Dr. Kinsella and the patients we are proud to serve,” said Connie Little, MS, manager of respiratory care services.

Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis’ pulmonary rehabilitation program has passed every accreditation since 1998 when it established by the AACVPR.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive, evidence based, multidisciplinary intervention for patients with chronic respiratory disease who are symptomatic and often have decreased daily life activities.