Coal Miners' Respiratory Clinic

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital

The Coal Miners' Respiratory Clinic in Greenville, KY, has been in operation since 1975 as a department of Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. The clinic strives to minimize the effects of pulmonary impairment not only in coal miners but also in other individuals with pulmonary disease. It's under the direction of Manoj Majmudar, MD and Monica Noe, APRN.

Respiratory Clinic Services

  • Anatomy and Physiology as it relates to the participants' disease
  • Arterial blood gas analysis (resting and with exercise)
  • Benefits counseling
  • Bronchial hygiene and breathing techniques
  • Chest X-ray with B-Read interpretation
  • Complete pulmonary function testing including lung volume measurements and diffusion capacity.
  • Diagnostic cardiology exam
  • Diagnostic testing for the Department of Labor and Department of Human Resources
  • Education
  • EKG
  • Energy conservation, time management, and work simplification strategies
  • History and physical examination
  • Home oxygen therapies
  • Medication management
  • Outreach
  • Oximetry evaluations
  • Pulmonary disease and sexual activities
  • Pulmonary equipment maintenance
  • Rehabilitation (see Pulmonary Rehabilitation) and treatment
  • Relaxation and Stress management.
  • Routine blood studies
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sputum cytology
  • TB skin testing
  • Urine collection site for drug screening

Coal Miners' Respiratory Clinic Staff

  • Sarah Beth Cole, Director
  • Kim Brumfield, RN, BSN, Supervisor
  • Malinda Hale, RN, BSN
  • Sandra Gootee, RRT
  • Vicky Wolfe, RN, BSN
  • Michelle Knight, RN BSN; Outreach/Education
  • Laura Rogles, Benefits Counselor
  • Amanda Lovell, Receptionist
  • Melonie Cabbage, Biller
  • Bethany Devine, Office Support

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Staff

  • Vicky Wolfe, RN, BSN, Primary Lead
  • Sandra Gootee, RRT
  • Kim Brumfield, RN, BSN
  • Malinda Hale, RN, BSN

Clinic Accreditation

  • Federal Black Lung testing site
  • Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims testing site

Department Contact Information

  • Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Flexible to meet the needs of participants
  • Phone: 270-338-8300