Cardiopulmonary Services

Your Heart Matters

Because you're only as healthy as your heart and lungs, we work to keep them performing at their best. Getting a good night's sleep and quitting smoking can help you – and your heart and lungs – lead a healthier life.

Healthy Heart and Lungs, Healthy Life

Our Cardiopulmonary program helps improve overall health and daily life for heart, lung and vascular disease patients.

Heart, Lung and Vascular Areas of Expertise

EEG (electroencephalography)

Provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostic services related to neurologic disorders for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

EEG testing is performed by registered electroencephalographic technologists.

EKG (electrocardiography)

Provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostic EKGs, holter monitors and event monitors for infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Respiratory Therapy

Provides a full range of services to infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients on both inpatient and outpatient basis. The department provides respiratory therapy in all areas of the Hospital.

Our services are provided by registered respiratory therapists who are licensed by the state of Pennsylvania. The department is recognized by the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Provides progressive exercise and education under medical supervision to individuals with chronic pulmonary disease. It combines exercise training and behavioral and educational programs designed to help patients with COPD control symptoms and improve day-to-day activities.

The main goals of Pulmonary Rehabilitation are to help patients improve their day-to-day lives and restore their ability to function independently. It is used primarily for patients with COPD. However, it can also be helpful to people with other chronic lung conditions such as interstitial diseases, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, thoracic cage abnormalities, and neuromuscular disorders.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is required for patients prior to and after lung transplant and lung reduction surgeries.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Location and Referral

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation service is available on an outpatient basis and located on the first floor of the Professional Office Building (Suite 120).

A physician referral is required. For more information on the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, contact (570) 522-2731.

Other Services

The Cardiopulmonary Department also offers a Sleep Disorder Center as well as Smoking Cessation Courses (Quitsmart). For more information about these services, please visit their respective pages.

Helpful Resources

National Sleep Foundation
American Association for Respiratory Care