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Cardiac Rehab's Lynn Baker
Honored as Fellow of the AACVPR

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation announced that Lynn Baker, Director of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at USC Lancaster has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This honor is given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the field of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and to the care of persons with cardiovascular and pulmonarydisease.

Lynn BakerThe following requirements are the minimum for consideration of advancement to Fellow status: Be an AACVPR member in good standing for at least 3 consecutive years, attend a minimum of two AACVPR Annual Meetings, demonstrate high standards of professional development and a commitment to the goals and long range activities of the AACVPR, submit evidence of outstanding performance in cardiovascular and/or pulmonary rehabilitation over a period of at least five years relative to 1) clinical practice, 2) research, and/or 3) professional education, receive recommendations in writing from two current Fellows of the AACVPR and receive approval of the credentials committee.

Lynn Baker graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1977 and a Master's Degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina in 1996. Lynn Baker was the Program Coordinator for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation prior to becoming Director of the program in 1996.

The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at USC Lancaster, which began in 1987, provides supervised exercise and a comprehensive education program for those individuals recovering from a cardiac event or managing a chronic lung disease. Lynn has been past President of the South Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association and is actively involved with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program of USC Lancaster Health Services provides education for persons with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in an effort to decrease their risk for future medical problems and hospitalizations. For more information call 803-313-7000.

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