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Respiratory Department


Our Respiratory Therapy department is staffed by licensed respiratory care practitioners and, under the direction of a physician, treats respiratory illnesses such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and pneumonia as well as many other respiratory ailments. The department’s scope of care includes, but is not limited to:

  • Respiratory and oxygen therapy
  • Airway management and resuscitation
  • Diagnostic testing and monitoring
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • High flow oxygen
  • BiPAP management
  • Neonatal care
  • Emergency services
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Education and learning opportunities

A pulmonologist from CentraCare regularly visits Lakewood Health System. Consultation, treatment, and diagnostic testing are available for pulmonary diseases including:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Congenital malformations of the lung
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Persistent coughing
  • Pulmonary hemosiderosis
  • Immotile cilia syndrome
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)