There are times when more specialized medicine may be required. Divine Savior Healthcare offers services in the following specialized fields:
individualized to the patient. An interdisciplinary team consisting of the patient’s physician, nurses, respiratory The Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab program is carefully designed to restore an individual with heart or lung disease to an optimal level of well-being. DSH offers two programs: Outpatient Phase II rehab and Outpatient Phase III rehab. Phase II rehab is a monitored program that brings individualized educational opportunities and physical conditioning to the patient. An interdisciplinary team consisting of the patient’s physician, nurses, respiratory therapists and dieticians work together with the patient to improve their health.
Outpatient Phase III rehab is individualized non-monitored maintenance program for patients that have completed Phase II rehab. During Phase III, patients have access to the same exercise equipment, weights and the blood pressure monitor for self-monitoring.
Our staff consists of an RN and Respiratory Therapist that have experience in the disease processes associated with the heart and lungs. We also utilize our Athletic Trainers to assist in individualizing each patient’s exercise program.
This department provides care and diagnostics in two major areas: Cardiology and Pulmonology. Our staff of physicians, therapists, medical assistants and nurses perform Pulmonary Function, Exercise and Nuclear Stress testing and Bronchoscopic procedures. Visiting Pulmonologists and Cardiologists provide consultation and care to patients with lung and/or heart problems.
Nuclear medicine cardiology procedures are available for evaluating blood flow through the cardiac muscle. This technology allows the cardiologist to evaluate the patient’s status even if they are physically unable to perform a treadmill test.
Echocardiograms (Echos) are a graphic outline of the heart’s movement, used to evaluate the pumping action of the heart. During this test, sound waves provide pictures of different areas in the heart.
Respiratory Care personnel provide service to the acute, critical and emergency departments on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis.
Polysomnography testing is an overnight test to evaluate a number of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and chronic insomnia. This includes monitoring of the patient's airflow though the nose and mouth, electrocardiography activity, blood oxygen level, brain wave pattern, eye movement and the movement of respiratory muscle and limbs.