Published: 08/09/2013

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Evangelical Reaches Milestone

August marks a milestone for Evangelical Community Hospital’s pulmonary rehabilitation program – 10 years of helping individuals breathe easier.
Evangelical’s pulmonary rehabilitation program delivers broad services that help improve the well-being of people who have chronic or ongoing breathing programs brought on by disease or lung damage.
Evangelical’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The certification demonstrates the program’s adherence to current, essential clinical standards and guidelines and its dedication to using best practice for program quality and improving patient outcomes.
Evangelical’s pulmonary rehabilitation program provides progressive exercise and education under medical supervision to individuals with chronic pulmonary disease, including COPD, chronic asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis. Rehabilitation combines exercise training and behavioral and educational programs designed to help patients who suffer from chronic pulmonary disease control symptoms and improve day-to-day activities. Through the program, patients receive individualized care through care plans catered to their specific pulmonary challenges and lifestyles with set goals put in place to improve quality of life through better breathing.
A physician referral is required, but patients do have a choice when their family physician suggests pulmonary rehabilitation as part of their healthcare plan. For more information on the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Evangelical Community Hospital, contact (570) 522-2731.
Evangelical Community Hospital received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, making it one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience.
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 130 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.