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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation combines experts within University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute and University Hospitals Respiratory Health Institute for a team approach to improve the health of patients with chronic lung conditions or following lung surgery.

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All major insurance accepted. Physician referral required.

Pulmonary Rehab: Breathe Easier with Customized Support

Our pulmonary rehabilitation team includes pulmonologists, specially trained nurses, registered respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians, pharmacists and psychologists.

Pulmonary rehab is typically a 12-week program. Our patients receive personalized education and instruction in exercise, nutrition, stress reduction and smoking cessation.

Candidates for Pulmonary Rehab

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Sarcoidosis

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

You don’t have to figure out how to manage your lung condition on your own with our team of health care providers dedicated to supporting you on your health journey. Numerous clinical studies have shown that patients who participate in pulmonary rehab feel more empowered to maintain healthy habits that minimize risk factors.

  • Relieve symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue
  • Reduce fear and anxiety associated with managing chronic pulmonary disease
  • Increase exercise capacity, stamina and the ability to perform daily activities

Three-Phase Approach for the Best Outcomes

Phase One: During the patient’s hospital stay, our team provides education to minimize potential risk factors at home as well as recommendations for exercise and nutrition support.

Phase Two: Patients participate in a structured outpatient program three times per week. Individual and group counseling is available to support patients, based on individual needs and goals.

Phrase Three: Designed to help patients build a lifelong commitment to their health, our pulmonary rehab team provides supervised exercise sessions, as well as counseling to understand their specific lung condition, medication management, mental health and nutrition.

Better Breathers Support Group

University Hospitals also offers support through the American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club. This national nonprofit organization encourages patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Patients learn about their condition, receive emotional support and share their own experiences and coping strategies.

Learn more at http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/copd/connect-with-others/better-breathers-clubs

Pulmonary Rehab Locations

We have pulmonary rehabilitation facilities located throughout Northeast Ohio. A physician referral is necessary. Once you receive a referral, please contact the rehab site directly to schedule an intake visit.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center
158 West Main Rd., Conneaut, OH 44030

University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center
630 East River St., Elyria, OH 44035

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
13207 Ravenna Rd., Chardon, OH 44024

University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center
870 West Main St., Geneva, OH 44041

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center
7007 Powers Boulevard, Parma, OH 44129

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center
6847 North Chestnut St., Ravenna, OH 44266

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center
26908 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44145

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center
1025 Center St., Ashland, OH 44805

University Hospitals Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Center
8655 Market St., Mentor, OH 44060

University Hospitals Minoff Health Center
3909 Orange Place, Orange Village, OH 44122

University Hospitals Mentor Hopkins Health Center
9000 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060