Press Release

Recora and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Partner for Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

March 28, 2023

NEW YORK, March 28, 2023 ( - Recora today announced its partnership with Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System to launch virtual cardiac rehabilitation for the Baton Rouge community. The program will expand access for heart disease patients from one of the largest health systems in Louisiana, which provides care to nearly half of the state's citizens, allowing them to recover from home in a virtual environment.

"Partnering with Recora's virtual cardiac rehab program aligns our system's mission to provide high-quality care and compassion to all people," said Dr. Steven Gremillion, cardiologist and Chief Medical Officer, FMOLHS. "By delivering home-based cardiac rehab, our patients will benefit from best-in-class technology to help them recover from a cardiac event. Increasing exposure to cardiac rehab and streamlining the process for patients to engage in the program creates more opportunities for our community to live long, healthy lives."

The virtual cardiac rehab program is scheduled to initially launch with Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, which currently includes a center-based cardiac rehab facility. OLOL treats over 38,000 inpatients and 820,000 outpatients annually and is consistently awarded for compassionate care, clinical expertise, leading-edge technology, and innovation.

Recora will provide virtual tools for FMOLHS' patients that can be accessed from the comfort of their own home, removing issues patients often face with transportation and scheduling, along with on-demand support from care teams, 24/7 chat, and additional resources available throughout the program.

Recora's partnership with FMOLHS furthers its advancement across health systems throughout the Southeast region of the U.S., adding to relationships with providers in Florida and Georgia in recent months.

"It is a pleasure for our team to deliver virtual cardiac recovery with a leading provider like FMOLHS," said Recora CEO Abhishek Chandra. "Virtual cardiac rehab is opening the door for so many heart disease patients who were not aware that a rehab program existed to help them recover or do not have the resources available to attend sessions regularly in person. This is a tremendous opportunity for eligible patients in Louisiana to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle that extends their lives many more years."

Recora's Cardiac Recovery Program has garnered industry-leading results that include:

  • 15% hospital readmission rate for Recora patients, versus the national average of 43% across Medicare patients with heart failure at six months.
  • 87% Recora cardiac recovery program completion rate, versus the national average of 26%.
  • 80% of patients with hypertension markedly improved their blood pressure due to diet and exercise.
  • 94% of Recora patients adhere to their cardiac medication.
  • 80% improvement of distance and strength gains among Recora patients.

About Recora

Recora's mission is to redefine the future of heart health. Recora's Cardiac Recovery Program for health systems, medical groups, and health plans makes it easier to recover from a cardiac event through immersive programs delivered online. With Recora, healthcare providers are able to establish a longitudinal relationship with patients and help them live longer, fuller lives. To learn more, visit

About the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is one of the largest healthcare systems based in Louisiana and is the leading healthcare provider for more than half the state's population. The health system is a non-profit, Catholic organization sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the ministry serves patients in Louisiana and Mississippi through a network of hospitals, clinics, physicians and integrated health systems. The health system's unified physician organization is comprised of more than 1,100 adult and pediatric primary care physicians and specialists. The system's nine main campus hospitals include St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge and Gonzales, Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Heart Hospital, and Women's & Children's Hospital in Lafayette, Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa, and St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. For more information, visit

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