The Pulmonary Center

The Pulmonary Center at Poet’s Seat

“The clinical benefit of a pulmonary rehabilitation therapy program is outstanding. The results can dramatically improve the lives of those challenged by breathing disorders.” – Dr. Joseph J. Viadero, Medical Director, Poet’s Seat Health Care Center

Pulmonary Program Outcomes

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Poet’s Seat Inpatient Pulmonary Center is aimed at helping people who suffer from chronic lung conditions to breathe easier, and to help patients understand and manage their condition by providing education and support. Our team consists of an on-site pulmonologist, and a respiratory therapist working with our competent specially trained nursing and rehabilitation staff. Our goals are to develop a coordinated plan to address the individual needs of each respiratory patient and maximize clinical outcomes, coordinate community transition and reduce hospital re-admissions.

Conditions requiring treatment may include

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Atelectasis
  • Artificial Airway
  • Post Thoracic Surgery
  • Pre- and Post-Lung Transplant
  • Other Lung Conditions

As the only center of its kind in the area, The Pulmonary Center at Poet’s Seat encompasses an integrated approach to wellness for people of all ages. Our program includes a newly upgraded Pulmonary Rehab wing, designed specifically for those with pulmonary disease or related conditions. The Pulmonary Center includes:

  • Discharge Planning Assessment
  • Nutritional Assessment, Planning, and Counseling
  • Individualized Education and Care
  • Exercise Program Geared for those with Pulmonary Disease
  • Coordinated with Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Psycho-Social Support Services
  • Breathing Retraining
  • Tracheotomy Care and Weaning, and Education for Discharge
  • Chest Vest Therapy
  • Cough Assist
  • Acapella Therapy
  • PEP Therapy
  • Hyperinflation Therapy
  • Metered Dose Inhaler Therapy
  • Airway Clearance
  • CPAP and BiPAP Support
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • AirVo
  • Bedside PFT Screener
  • In-Facility Sleep Study
  • Oxygen Weaning
  • Non-Invasive Open Ventilation Unit (NIVO)

Professional Care
The Pulmonary Center at Poet’s Seat has respiratory therapy on site 5 days per week, and on call 24 hours a day. Our Pulmonologist will make weekly rounds, and work directly with respiratory therapy to maximize clinical outcomes, coordinate community transition and reduce hospital re-admissions.

Our team of professional health care provider’s include:

  • Pulmonologist, MD Consultant
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Microbiologist, PhD.
  • Registered Physical Therapists
  • Registered Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Specialty Trained Nurse Professionals
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Social Workers/Discharge Planners

For more information about The Pulmonary Center at Poet’s Seat please contact us at (413) 774-6318 or by email