Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Our experienced rehabilitation team is dedicated to helping patients with chronic pulmonary or breathing problems, such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and emphysema, to regain their independence and reclaim a healthy, active lifestyle. Expert nurses, exercise physiologists, and respiratory therapists assist individuals to greatly improve pulmonary function. Using state-of-the-art exercise equipment along with cardiac and pulmonary monitoring systems, we work with patients and their physicians to create a tailored and personalized approach to guide each patient in their recovery.
Hundreds of pulmonary patients are breathing easier due to our individually-tailored, multi-disciplinary approach at Silver Cross Hospital.
Phase II (Outpatient Basis)*
Program Length—10 to 18 weeks/20-36 sessions.
Frequency—2 days/week; Tuesday and Thursday.
Goal— Improves the patient’s quality of life through:
- Individual progressive plan that includes respiratory therapy, exercise planning, and pharmaceutical advice in an outpatient setting.
- Patient and family education of cardiopulmonary disease, the risk factor reduction, nutrition and stress management.
Qualifications—Chronic pulmonary or breathing problems, such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and emphysema.
Requirements—A written physician order.
*Insurance and Medicare coverage may vary.
Pulmonary Support Group
A free Pulmonary Support Group for adults with asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis or other respiratory diseases meets every third month at Silver Cross Hospital. Register online for the support group or call (815) 300-7053.