Lung Education

We want to help improve people's lives, one breath at a time. That's why our pulmonary rehabilitation program at Goshen Hospital offers free education for those with breathing difficulties. Our Cardiopulmonary Services team also offers encouragement and treatment for severe and chronic lung disease and conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, cystic/pulmonary fibrosis and other lung-related problems.

Our goal is to improve your quality of daily living by building your breathing strength and endurance. We offer exercise programs for those with lung disease and education about oxygen and CPAP/BIPAP machine use for sleep apnea. In addition, we incorporate breathing techniques with exercises to reduce shortness of breath.

Lung education goals

Each program is tailored to fit your needs – even if you suffer from the most severe pulmonary diseases. We want to help you:

  • Better understand your disease.
  • Reduce your emergency visits and hospital stays.
  • Reduce your suffering and family dependency.
  • Improve your quality of daily living.

Services

  • Smoking cessation
  • Exercise and education programs
  • Better Breathers Club support group for patients with chronic lung disease
  • Education for asthma, COPD, and other chronic lung diseases

Smoking Cessation

For those needing additional support, we offer a smoking cessation program at Goshen Hospital. This program helps those people with nicotine addiction. The program is individually tailored for your needs, with the goal of quitting tobacco forever.

The fee is $54 and is usually covered by Medicare. For more information, call (574) 364-2587.

Better Breather’s Club

Enjoy fellowship and refreshments in this support group. You can listen to guest speakers, including a lung health educator from the American Lung Association and a nutritionist from Goshen Hospital. We meet in the Arbor Conference Center at Goshen Hospital.

For more information about our lung education programs, please call (574) 364-2587.