St. Mary’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a national leader in helping patients with COPD. The program is among a select few in the country to receive disease-specific certification from the Joint Commission for excellence in patient treatment and care.
COPD stands for chronic obstructed pulmonary disease. This is a lung condition that causes symptoms such as coughing and shortness of breath during daily activities. The primary cause of COPD is cigarette smoking although it can be caused by other environmental irritants.
The benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation can be seen by anyone who has been diagnosed with a lung disease or condition that is limiting his or her ability to perform daily activities such as walking, bathing, eating and doing household chores.
Reported outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation include:
The outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program works to:
The inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program is the only one of its type in the area performed at the patient’s bedside. It works to:
St. Mary’s smoking cessation program offers:
Enrollment is just $25. To register, please call 304.399.7402.