Respiratory Care Services

HARD TO BREATHE
When you’re having trouble breathing, it’s hard to focus on anything else.

At KCH, you are served by a team of licensed Respiratory Therapists and Technicians who provide quality compassionate care seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Our Respiratory Therapists work closely with physicians to provide a comprehensive approach to treatment ranging from delivering temporary relief to patients with COPD, to the intricacies of life-saving mechanical ventilation. 

In addition to inpatient services, we also provide outpatient services such as:

  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Arterial Blood Gas Tests
  • Lung Disease Education
  • Tobacco Cessation Education
  • Sleep Lab
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
SLEEP LAB

Chronic sleep loss can cause physical and mental health problems. If you’re having trouble sleeping, now is the time to get help.

After an evaluation of your medical history and lifestyle, you may be referred for a sleep study. Sleep Studies, or Polysomnograms, are painless, non-invasive procedures that may done at our Sleep Lab, or in the home. During the sleep study, factors such as brain wave activity, eye movement, muscle tone, heart rhythm and breathing are recorded. The results are interpreted by our Sleep Lab’s physician. From there, patients are given an individualized course of therapy which may include medicine, oxygen or a device such as a CPAP machine. 

Please call the Sleep Lab at 740.393.9915 for more information.

Respiratory Care Services

Director

Larry Hamon, RRT, CRT, RCP

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Marketing [at] KCH [dot] org

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

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Sleep Lab

Location: 3rd floor

MAIN HOSPITAL

Monday - Friday 
8 AM - 4:30 PM

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PULMONARY REHABILITATION

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Knox Community Hospital is a 12-week program that includes 36 exercise, education, and counseling sessions.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation focuses on improving your breathing and building the strength to cope with the challenges of everyday life. Breathlessness can make normal activities such as walking, shopping, climbing stairs, and spending time with loved ones difficult. Our program works to help you maintain your independence and enhance your quality of life. By providing a tailored education and exercise program, we help you manage your condition and get you back to living the life you deserve.  

For more information about our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, please call 740.393.9692.

The Respiratory Care Staff are licensed as Respiratory Care Practitioners by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board.

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