The Washington Health System Respiratory Care Departments at WHS Washington Hospital and WHS Greene are your partners for better breathing. If you are in need of outpatient respiratory testing, know that you can receive those services right here.
Services include testing and care for outpatients and inpatients. Respiratory testing consists of pulmonary function testing, overnight oximetry, arterial blood gases, and six-minute oxygen walks. We provide inpatient services to all ages and outpatient testing as long as the child can follow instruction age 6 and above.
Inpatient care includes ventilator support, all respiratory emergencies, nebulizer treatments, oxygen therapies, chest percussion therapy, incentive spirometry, blood gases, lung volume measurements, BiPAP/CPAP and all other respiratory assist procedures and therapies. We work with the emergency department, the critical care team, general care units and the behavioral health unit to help you get back to breathing your best so you can go home as soon as possible.
Patients staying in the hospital, at Washington or Greene, also have access to our respiratory therapists to serve their needs. Our therapists provide needed treatments to help patients maximize their breathing abilities.
Our outpatient work helps your physician diagnose and treat lung disorders. Visit the WHS Outpatient Pulmonary to learn more.
Our Pulmonary Rehab Program at WHS Washington Hospital offers a monitored exercise class to enable you to maximize your physical activity and minimize shortness of breath.