Patients suffering from respiratory disease can take advantage of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, offered as both inpatient and outpatient services. With education and exercise, patients can take control of their breathing and live active, normal lives.
The St. Mary's Life Center pulmonary staff includes respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dietician, physician, psychologist, and exercise physiologist. The team works closely with the patient's physician to make sure the rehabilitation plan starts in the hospital or physician's office and continues after the patient goes home. The patient's physician receives regular progress reports while the patient attends pulmonary rehabilitation.