Pulmonary Program


Pulmonary Program at Gaylord Hospital

Inpatient Pulmonary Care
Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Ventilator Weaning Program
Pulmonary Resources



Our Approach to Care

Our Pulmonary Program offers a comprehensive range of proven, leading-edge treatments and technologies. Our program provides the individualized care you need to enjoy life as fully as possible. We accept patients with pulmonary disorders from acute care setting, but still require ongoing medical, nursing and respiratory care. Typically inpatients continue on to Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Inpatient admission is not required for Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 

Since each patient is different, we use a personalized approach in planning and delivering the exact care you need to successfully manage your condition. 

Pulmonary Program Videos

photo of Dr. Trow talking about Pulmonary patients at Gaylord    Gaylord's Pulmonary Program: Conditions Treated

photo of video about Pulmonary Treatment Goals at Gaylord     Gaylord's Pulmonary Program: Helping Patients Recover

Program Highlights

Patients appropriate for this program may:

  • Have respiratory complications resulting from neurological disorders including muscular dystrophy and post-polio syndrome
  • Be currently on a mechanical ventilator and are a candidate for ventilator weaning
  • Have respiratory complications resulting from a spinal cord injury
  • Experience shortness of breath that interferes with their daily activities and self-care
  • Make frequent ER visits or are hospitalized often with pulmonary problems
  • Have received a difficult-to-manage diagnosis from their doctor (e.g. COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, restrictive lung disease, and other conditions)
  • Experience respiratory complications from morbid obesity

Our services include:

  • Ventilator management and weaning
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Oxygen management (including high flow modalities and pulse oximetry)
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Early Ambulation Program to get you up and walking as soon as possible after admission
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and education (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Passy-Muir valve
  • Pulmonary function testing (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Exercise tolerance studies 
  • Sleep study 
Common pulmonary conditions treated include:

Complicated pneumonias, respiratory failure, secretion management, tracheostomy, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) exacerbations
  • Higher oxygen needs than usual/baseline requirements
  • Significant desaturation
  • High flow oxygen
  • New trach
  • Breathing treatments, Frequent nebulizers, enhanced respiratory needs
  • IV Steroids or Steroid taper

Gaylord Centers of Excellence


Inpatient Admissions: (203) 284-2810

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab: (203) 741-3351

Peggy Bartram, Director, Respiratory Department: (203) 679-3539


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