Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for patients with lung disease who experience frequent shortness of breath and are not able to perform daily activities despite daily use of medication. Many patients in rehabilitation programs have a diagnosis of COPD, but these programs also help people with other types of chronic lung disease that limits breathing and activity.

If you, or a loved one, suffers with a chronic lung disease, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, there is hope for rebuilding strength and enjoying a more full and active life through pulmonary rehabilitation. This program is designed to improve lung function, reduce symptom severity, and improve quality of life.

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of education and exercise to increase awareness about your lungs and your disease. You will learn to achieve exercise with less shortness of breath.  The skills and knowledge learned in the program will help you feel better and manage your chronic lung disease. You’ll become stronger by increasing your level of fitness. Exercising your lungs and your muscles helps you be more active so you can do more of the things you enjoy. Pulmonary rehabilitation may even decrease the need for hospital visits.
How do I get started with Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
First, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider to determine if pulmonary rehab is a good fit for you.  For more information on our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program or to schedule an appointment, call the ECMH Cardiopulmonary Department at 979-543-6251.  *Medicare and most private insurances accepted

El Campo Memorial Hospital (ECMH) and its predecessor have been providing the highest quality medical care in El Campo for over 68 years, and at the current location since 1979.The hospital is accredited by state and federal regulations (Medicare/Medicaid). Patient Billing: Various physicians involved in your care at ECMH will bill you directly for their services. These may include your anesthesiologist, emergency room physician(s), radiologist, pathologist, cardiologist or other consulting physician during your ER visit or hospital stay. Please remember that some physicians are private practitioners (contracted by ECMH and not an actual employee of ECMH) and may not be a provider on your specific managed care plan.