Our Services - Specialty Medicine
There are times when more specialized medicine may be required. Divine Savior Healthcare offers services in the following specialized fields:
The Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab program is a carefully designed program to restore and individual with heart or lung disease to an optimal level of wellbeing. DSH offers two programs: Outpatient Phase II rehab and Outpatient Phase III rehab. Phase II rehab is a monitored program that brings to the patient educational opportunities and physical conditioning individualized to the patient. An interdisciplinary team consisting of the patient’s physician, nurses, respiratory therapists and dieticians work together with the patient to improve the patient’s 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
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 the different areas in the heart.
Respiratory Care personnel provide service to the acute, critical and emergency departments on a 24-hour, 7-day per week basis.
Sleep Disorders Laboratory
Polysomnography testing is a 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.