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Health

Morris Hospital gets pulmonary rehabilitation certification

The Morris Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has achieved a prestigious certification as a result of excellent work by the rehab team Jennifer Wiborg (from left), Patti Holmberg, Virginia Landers, Deb Esler and Dr. Ahmad Agha.
The Morris Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has achieved a prestigious certification as a result of excellent work by the rehab team Jennifer Wiborg (from left), Patti Holmberg, Virginia Landers, Deb Esler and Dr. Ahmad Agha.

MORRIS – The pulmonary rehabilitation program at Morris Hospital has received its first certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

The program was recognized for enhancing standards of care that result in improved quality of life for people in the community with chronic pulmonary disease.

The Morris Hospital pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to help people with pulmonary problems improve their quality of life through exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.

This includes individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and other environmental and occupational forms of lung disease.

Morris Hospital’s Phase 2 Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a 12-week program that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital on Gore Road.

The program incorporates physical reconditioning and self-care education, all in a supportive setting that promotes social interaction and emotional well-being. After graduating from Phase 2, participants may choose to continue exercising with Morris Hospital’s Phase 3 pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Pulmonologist Dr. Ahmad Agha serves as medical director of the pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Free support programs are also offered through a monthly Breather’s Support Group and Harmonica Group.

Participation in Pulmonary Rehab requires a physician’s referral. For information, call 815-705-7837.

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