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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Staff smiling. There is seven females.
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Staff smiling. There is seven females.

Cardio-pulmonary rehab program

With Jackson County Hospital District's Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, you will receive an individualized treatment plan designed around your specific needs.

Our trained health care providers can help improve the lives of those that suffer from cardiac and pulmonary problems. Our multidisciplinary team focuses on exercise conditioning, strength training, breathing retraining, diet and nutrition, and emotional support services.

The plan is developed jointly with you and the healthcare professionals providing your treatment. The Medical Director oversees all patient care from start to finish. Most patients come for two or three treatment visits a week but plans are determined by progress.

Our patients experience improved self-confidence and increased involvement in daily activities. Through the combination of our staff expertise and our commitment to working closely with patients, we aim to reduce hospitalizations, increase independence, and lessen complications of cardiac pulmonary disease.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Optimizing patients' physical, psychological, and social functioning through exercise conditioning, strength training, diet, relaxation, education, and emotional support.

Candidates include those who have experienced:
  • Heart attack or heart failure
  • Angioplasty or coronary artery bypass
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Heart transplant
  • Angina
  • CHF (EF<35%)
  • Post Covid Symptoms
  • And More

Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Respiratory Therapy

Pulmonary Rehab is for patients who have lung disease but want to take charge of it, get stronger, and live a better quality of life. We focus on building strength and endurance, as well as educating the patient about the disease process and many other educational topics.
Exercise conditioning, strength training, activities of daily living, education, and emotional support.

Treatment is offered for chronic obstructive and restrictive pulmonary diseases, including but not limited to:
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Lung Cancer
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Post-Covid Symptoms
  • Lung Transplant / Resection
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

Goals of Pulmonary rehab include:
  • Controlling the symptoms and complications of breathing problems
  • Increasing the level of independence and physical activity a patient enjoys
  • Reducing the need for hospitalization

Expected outcomes:
  • Increased physical conditioning
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased stamina and endurance
  • Reduce hospital re-admissions
  • Reduced length of stay if hospitalized
  • Reduced medication costs
  • Learn more about lung disease and how to manage it more efficiently

Qualifying for Pulmonary Rehab Services

Admission to Jackson County Hospital's Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab services requires a referral from a physician. The Respiratory Therapist will consult with your physician and send progress reports on a regular basis. Most insurances pay for Pulmonary Rehab services & we can also help the uninsured.

Timeframe of Program/ Visits

Most patients complete treatment within 10-15 weeks, with 2-3 appointments per week. This will be worked out and agreed upon between the patient and the Respiratory Therapist. Upon discharge from the Pulmonary Rehab program at JCHD, the patient will be encouraged to join the maintenance program at the JCHD wellness center. This will help the patient to keep up with the benefits gained from the program on their own. Once discharged the patient will have the option to participate in the maintenance for 1 year at no cost.

Behavioral Health

Enhancing coping skills and strategies, as well as providing emotional support for cardiac pulmonary patients.

Most therapy sessions are held in groups. However, individual therapy can be provided as needed. The sessions are facilitated by Master's level therapists.

Candidates include those who have experienced:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-Covid Symptoms
  • Other Behavioral Health Challenges

Dietary Services

Educating patients on nutrition and dietary requirements.

Most sessions are group lectures. However, individual sessions are also available.

Topics include:
  • Healthy Nutrition
  • Psychology of Eating
  • Heart/Lung Healthy Eating
  • Eating for Your Diagnosis

For questions please contact:
Christy Crisp
The JCHD Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab Program
361-782-7800 X 615