Respiratory Care

Respiratory care helps people with serious health problems associated with their lungs and ability to breathe. The Respiratory Care team is always ready to respond to a variety of emergency situations, such as an asthma attack. Additional services may include pulmonary rehabilitation and educational programs.

Hometown Health Blog

To sip a cola: Patsy Weber's goal for rehab from rare disease

Patsy Weber was told she might spend the rest of her life in a care facility, unable to walk, speak or swallow. Read how she and her rehab team were determined to defy that prognosis.

November 6, 2023

Family warns others to take COVID-19 seriously

Mike Wolf was a healthy guy with no underlying health issues. Then he contracted COVID-19 and spent 43 days in the hospital. Now his family wants to warn others to take COVID-19 seriously.

September 4, 2020

Trying to catch your breath? What's normal, when to see your doctor

Few sensations are as frightening as not being able to get enough air. Although healthy people occasionally may experience it, persistent shortness of breath is a sign of a medical problem.

June 26, 2020

COVID-19 and lung conditions: What you need to know

People with underlying lung conditions, such as asthma or COPD, have been identified as having an increased risk of developing serious respiratory complications from COVID-19. Get tips to prevent getting the virus.

May 18, 2020

Eau Claire woman breathing easier thanks to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Judy Hanson is a big believer in second chances — and new beginnings.

November 27, 2015

Lung cancer detected with early screening

Bill McWhite was vacationing along the Texas Gulf Coast — a time a person would traditionally be relaxing — when his body let him do anything but unwind.

November 20, 2015