Our Cardiopulmonary Department offers diagnostic procedures related to the heart and lungs, such as stress tests, echocardiograms, and pulmonary function testing. The department works with physicians to provide information to assist in diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of patients with diseases of the heart and lungs. Our echocardiography lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories, a nonprofit organization supported by sponsors such as the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography.
Our Cardiopulmonary Department offers a variety of diagnostic services, including:
- Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement
- Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
- Arterial & Capillary Blood Gas Analysis/Cooximetery
- Holter and Cardiac Event Monitoring
- Pulse Oximetry
- Cardiac Stress Testing: Pharmocologic Stress, Stress Echo, Dobutamine Stress Echo and EKG Stress
- Sleep Apnea Screening
Therapeutic & Support Services
- Aerosolized Medication Therapy
- Peri-Operative Respiratory Care
- Oxygen Administration
- Noninvasive Respiratory Support (CPAP & BIPAP)
- Neonatal and Adult Intubation
- Mechanical Ventilation using state-of-the-art patient-friendly Drager Ventilator
- Tobacco Cessation Education & Assistance
- Pulse Oximetry
- Resuscitation & CPR
- Airway Management
- Patient & Family Education
- Chest Physiotherapy
- Aerosolized Humidity Therapy
- Incentive Spirometry
- NRP Instruction
About Our Staff
Our Cardiopulmonary staff consists of registered and licensed respiratory therapists, cardiac sonographers, and EKG and EEG technicians. There are currently 14 people on our staff. In addition to exceptional technical abilities, staff are sensitive to the individual patient’s needs. Their goal is to make our patients as comfortable as possible, meeting their medical needs, and offering emotional and educational support. Outpatient services are offered from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Staff is available 24 hours a day for inpatient services as well as cardiac monitors. Did you have a wonderful experience with one of our Respiratory Therapists? Let us know by nominating them for The PHIL Award (form below).
Nominate A Respiratory Therapist!
The PHIL Award (Pulmonary Health and Illness of the Lungs) was established by the FACES Foundation to recognize outstanding respiratory therapists who provide care and treatment for patients with respiratory illnesses. Sharman Lamka established The PHIL Award as part of The FACES Foundation after her husband, Philip C. Lamka, passed away from an Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). Sharman wanted to establish a way of acknowledging the valuable role that respiratory therapists play in the lives of patients with life-threatening pulmonary illnesses.
The PHIL Award honors the ‘unsung heroes’ in the respiratory therapy profession who understand that each breath matters. Otsego Memorial Hospital takes pride in implementing The PHIL Award program to honor respiratory therapists.
Share your experience of outstanding care and treatment with us!
Please provide details of how a respiratory therapist has provided professional excellence and compassion in the education and care of a specific patient and/or family dealing with pulmonary illness.