Location: Central Tower, 2nd Floor
Director: Julie Vines, RRT
Pulmonary Rehab Coordinator: Cheryl Morgan, CRT
Clinic Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Conditioning sessions: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Geary Community Hospital
Central Tower, Second Floor
1102 St. Mary’s Road
Junction City, KS 66441
(Use Elevator A in the main lobby of the hospital)
One in every 25 Americans has a lung problem. Smoking, infections and genetics are responsible for most lung diseases.
Pulmonary rehabilitation can help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema) Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, pre and post lung transplant patients and more. Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you improve your breathing and enhance your quality of life. We will teach you about your condition and how to live more comfortably with your lung condition.
We encourage you to bring your spouse or companion to share the program with you. This gives you moral support and helps them understand your lung condition.
Patients as team members
Personalized attention is an important part of pulmonary rehabilitation. Equally important is a positive attitude and willingness to cooperate with the therapists. Once your primary care provider refers you to our program, you will receive excellent care from our pulmonary rehabilitation specialists.
The focus of our program is total lung health. We help you control and reduce your breathing problems as much as possible by providing you with the tools to make positive lifestyle changes. Our program will help you discover how exercising regularly, eating right and reducing stress can improve your breathing ability. We’ll answer your questions, help you manage shortness of breath and regain the vitality missing from your life.
We combine training sessions, discussions and demonstrations to teach you:
• How to attain proper breathing.
• How to exercise safely at home and monitor your progress.
• How to eat well-balanced meals to minimize symptoms.
• How to conserve and use your energy wisely.
• How to relax and reduce stress.
• How to prevent and recognize respiratory infections.
• How to stop smoking, if applicable.