Lung Care

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 Lung care teamlifestyle. 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.

Pulmonary rehabilitation program patients on treadmillGoal— 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.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.