Pulmonary Services At St. Vincent's
Pulmonary care at St. Vincent’s draws on the skills of our highly respected, board-certified pulmonologists and experienced nurses who work together as part of a multidisciplinary team providing treatment to patients with pulmonary diseases or related disorders.
Diseases and conditions that affect or threaten the lungs have serious impact on the body’s ability to deliver essential oxygen to the cells. Taken as a group, respiratory diseases are regarded by the Center for Disease Control as a leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Among the many conditions and diseases St. Vincent’s pulmonologists diagnose, treat and/or consult on are:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD
- pulmonary fibrosis
- chronic bronchitis
- cystic fibrosis
- pulmonary hypertension
- sleep apnea
- lung cancer
It requires highly skilled specialists and the most advanced testing, measuring and diagnostic equipment and methods to successfully determine and treat the many diseases of the pulmonary system. The state-of-the-art technology utilized in St. Vincent’s comfortable Pulmonary Lab provides rapid and precise multiple measurements for these purposes.
Our expert St. Vincent’s pulmonologists, nurses and licensed, credentialed respiratory therapists are held to the highest standards of patient safety, a fact reflected by the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award the hospital has received from the American Association for Respiratory Care. The award recognizes St. Vincent’s hospital-wide, virtual-zero rate of Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) cases - a considerable triumph, as VAP has continued to be a problem in so many of our nation’s hospitals.
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