Pulmonary Therapy

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Pulmonary therapy is an individually tailored, multidisciplinary program designed to stabilize or reverse the physical and psychological effects of chronic pulmonary disease and to return the patient to the highest possible functional capacity allowed by his/her pulmonary condition.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital combines education with monitored, physical reconditioning and breathing retraining into a comprehensive eight-week program.

Pre-admission evaluations include:

  • Full pulmonary function studies
  • Laboratory tests
  • EKG
  • Walking oximetry
  • Physical examination

These diagnostic procedures allow staff to individualize a program specific to your needs.

During the course of rehabilitation, patients participate in physical exercise with attention to both upper and lower extremity muscle groups. Educational sessions presented cover a wide range of topics designed to help the participant understand their disease process, how to manage their disease, improve their function and well-being.

Exercise and education sessions are lead by highly-trained healthcare
professionals. The Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department is staffed with Respiratory Therapist and Registered Nurses who maintain competency in Basic Life Support and Advance Cardiac Life Support as well as ongoing education and training in the latest theories in Pulmonary Medicine.

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team

  • Medical director: Dr. Sanjay Chavda, certified pulmonologist
  • Department director: Donald Givens

Our Pulmonary Therapy Staff

  • Kim Brumfield, RN
  • Sandy Gootee, RRT
  • Paige Bilbro, CRT
  • Malinda Hale, BSN

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