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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is an individually tailored program which helps patients cope with a respiratory disability. The primary goals of the program are to enhance patient knowledge and to improve functional capacity and quality of life through education and prescribed exercise.

Services at the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center are provided by:

  • Pulmonologists
  • Registered physical therapists
  • Registered dieticians
  • Medical social workers, as needed

Each patient undergoes a thorough screening to determine eligibility. Individualized goals are then established to direct the course of treatment. Upon completion of the program, each participant is re-evaluated by the pulmonary physician and a complete summary of all tests, prescriptions and patient progress is sent to the patient’s personal physician.

Patients are scheduled for 24 sessions for an eight-to-12 week program, two or three visits per week.  These sessions are held in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center located on the first floor of the hospital.

After completion of the initial eight-week program, each patient will have an opportunity to continue our maintenance program. Maintenance is available twice a week and is not covered by insurance. There is a nominal fee for the use of the equipment.

Insurance: Good Samaritan is a participating provider for most managed care plans (HMOs, PPOs, etc.) and insurance companies. Simply ask your physician for a referral.

Services provided

  • Medical evaluation and follow-up by Board-certified pulmonary physicians
  • Complete pulmonary function studies
  • Chest X-ray
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Diagnostic laboratory studies
  • Exercise tolerance test conducted to establish safe exercise levels and baseline activities
  • Supervised cardiac-monitored exercises including treadmill, cycle ergometry, arm ergometry and weight training