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Respiratory Care

Ranked Nationally for Pulmonology

Recognized as a National Leader

U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Cloud Hospital's Pulmonology program within the top 50 in the nation.

In order to earn this status, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

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Breathing issues can limit your lifestyle. CentraCare Health can help you prevent, diagnose and manage your lung illness. We care for adults and children of all ages in Central Minnesota with all types of breathing problems.

Why choose us to help you with your lung illness?

Expert staff. We have board-certified doctors in pulmonology who see patients at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus. In addition, two doctors board-certified in allergy and asthma see adults and children at the CentraCare Health Plaza. We also have more than 40 registered respiratory therapists at various hospitals throughout CentraCare Health. They are part of the lifesaving response teams that assist during patient emergencies.

Quality. U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Cloud Hospital's Pulmonology program to be among the top 50 in the country (see sidebar).

The St. Cloud Hospital Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (2017-2020). This certification recognizes our commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Variety of testing. Our pulmonary diagnostics labs and Allergy & Asthma specialists with CentraCare Clinic offer various tests for measuring lung strength. Test results help doctors design a treatment plan for your lung illness.

Treatment of a range of illnesses. We treat a range of health problems, that include, but are not limited to:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplant follow-up
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Tuberculosis
  • Sarcoidosis of the lungs

We offer a variety of outpatient education programs to support people with lung illnesses. These programs can help you:

  • Live more comfortably and independently
  • Improve your daily living
  • Control your illness
  • Avoid hospital admission

Respiratory therapists and other health care workers tailor education to meet your needs and teach you how to live better with your lung condition.

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