For most people, breathing is second nature. But for those who suffer from breathing problems caused by injury or illnesses such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, each breath can be a major accomplishment.
A special group of OLBH physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and support staff provide care during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of pulmonary problems. The pulmonary care team works hand-in-hand with primary care physicians to develop a plan of care which best meets your needs.
OLBH’s pulmonary care is among the best in the nation. HealthGrades, the leading independent health care ratings organization, analyzes patient outcomes at virtually all of the nation’s hospitals and has awarded OLBH with its Pulmonary Excellence Award for OLBH earning 5-Stars in pneumonia care for eight straight years.
Those who face respiratory problems require expert programs and services that will help them get stronger--physically and emotionally. The Respiratory Care Department, located on the second floor of the hospital, balances individualized, compassionate care with technology to make a difference in the lives of patients.
Through motivation, patients are able to better cope with their disease. The health care professionals of the department motivate and provide patients with the resources and techniques that enable better, more comfortable living.
The staff of the OLBH Respiratory Department features Kentucky state licensed respiratory therapists providing a full array of pulmonary services to adult and pediatric patients.
As well as providing acute emergent care to patients, the OLBH Respiratory Department offers outpatient testing. Schedule appointments by calling OLBH Centralized Scheduling Department at 606-833-3926.