Pulmonary Services and Rehabilitation
Swedish Covenant Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the area offering specialized pulmonary care. Our unique and comprehensive approach includes:
- Nutritional support and guidance
- Assistance in planning a fitness routine
Pulmonary Specialists at Swedish Covenant Hospital
The pulmonary specialists at Swedish Covenant Hospital individually design each unique care plan according to American Thoracic Standards to meet your specific needs. Pulmonary tests are conducted in our state-of-the-art Heart and Lung Center.
Utilizing the Body Box--the gold standard for measuring total lung volume, airway resistance and thoracic gas volume--a total of six tests are conducted, with each test taking just 30-45 seconds. This creates a graphic representation of your breathing pattern to allow you and your physician can work on the care plan that is appropriate for you.
After gauging your fitness level and determining the intricacies of your condition, we assist you in making the appropriate lifestyle changes.
- Pulmonary stress tests
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
- Metabolic testing
- Coaching/training on how to properly use inhalers
For people suffering from lung disease, life becomes increasingly difficult due to fatigue and shortness of breath. Pulmonary rehabilitation can increase your strength, endurance, functioning and independence, as well as dramatically improve your quality of life.
Swedish Covenant Hospital's outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program combines monitored exercise, education and breathing retraining into a comprehensive program centered at Galter LifeCenter, Chicago's only certified medical fitness center. Staff includes exercise physiologists, nurses, a dietitian and a health psychologist.
For more information, please contact the pulmonary rehabilitation program at 773-878-8200, ext. 7321.
Call 773-878-6888 to schedule your respiratory test today.