Cardiopulmonary & Rehab Services
Melissa Cochran, CRT
Director of Cardiopulmonary and Rehab Services
The Cardiopulmonary & Rehab Services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital treat disorders affecting the heart and lungs. Our respiratory therapists are trained healthcare professionals who are committed to serving the community by providing services which include:
Respiratory Therapy – treating patients with airway and breathing problems
Cardiac Rehabilitation – a supervised program to help people recover from heart attacks, heart surgery, and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) stenting and angioplasty.
Sleep Services –Polysomnography also known as a sleep study, is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. Polysomnography records your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the study. CCMH is the only ACHC accredited sleep lab in the region.
Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonologist – physician who possesses specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions and diseases
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Carroll County Memorial Hospital's Pulmonary Rehab goal is to help patients build strength and lung capacity so they can accomplish activities of daily living with less strain caused by respiratory conditions.
What is Pulmonary Rehab?
Pulmonary Rehab is a program for people with lung conditions that make it difficult to breathe. It is an exercise program that will allow patients' bodies to use oxygen more efficiently and decrease the strain of respiratory and pulmonary conditions.
What qualifies patients for Pulmonary Rehab?
- Moderate-to-very-severe breathing conditions.
- Doctor referral
- PFT test before acceptance into rehab program.
- Program must comply with Medicare’s documentation requirements.
Common diagnosis that qualify for Pulmonary Rehab:
- Muscle Wasting Disorders (such as MS)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Long COVID
- Lung Surgery
- Lung Cancer
- Interstitial Lung Disease
Goals, benefits and outcomes of Pulmonary Rehab:
- Build strength and lung capacity.
- Reduce hospitalizations.
- Increase activities of daily living.
- Increase ability to exercise.
- Increase lung function.
- Increase strength/endurance
Carroll County Memorial Hoospital's Pulmonary Rehabilitation program runs three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information on the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, call 660-329-6025.