Rockford Health System’s unique pulmonary services emphasize the continuum of care. From screening and prevention to acute care, rehabilitation and home care, we cover all the bases. In fact, our pulmonary department has received the HealthGrades Award for Pulmonary Care Excellence for three years in a row.
To provide the best service possible to our patients, we also offer an in-house pulmonary function lab staffed full-time by licensed respiratory therapists.
Our certified Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center is staffed by licensed respiratory therapists, certified exercise specialists, and a licensed nutritional specialist. It offers Phase II and Phase III programs that help patients improve quality of life through exercise and breathing techniques.
What is the RHS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program?
The RHS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a program that has supervised exercise, training, education, nutritional counseling, breathing retraining, and emotional support for patients to improve their physical and emotional well-being.
Patients come to rehabilitation for:
Two Programs are Offered at Rockford Health System
Phase 2 Program
The Rockford Health System Phase 2 Program is for those who need assistance, monitoring, and education to cope with their chronic lung disease or those who are recommended by their physician to improve their shortness of breath and endurance.
You can benefit from this program if you have:
Among the benefits of this program are:
Length of program
The program consists of three visits per week, up to 12 weeks. Classes are offered in the morning or afternoon. Our team is comprised of specialists, including a pulmonary physician, respiratory therapists, dietician, and exercise specialists. Together, we work on a care plan that fits your needs for both the short term and long term.
Participation Requirements for RHS Phase 2
Fitness for Life Program
The Rockford Health System Fitness for Life Program is for those who are self-motivated and want to exercise independently in a facility with specialists available.
Our goal is to provide a safe exercise environment and to help you feel better and be more active.
Helpful Website: America Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Hours of Operation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Rockford Health Physicians – North Rockton Avenue [Map]
2300 N. Rockton Avenue, Building 1 – First Floor
Rockford, IL 61103
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