When you are recovering from heart or breathing-related problems, one of the most important things to consider is your rehabilitative care. By putting your trust in a team of professionals, you can be confident that you'll receive the care you need to recover as quickly as possible. You'll find a caring staff that uses the latest, most innovative approaches and the newest, most effective equipment right here at Gibson General Hospital.
Our knowledgeable, highly trained professionals specialize in cardiac and pulmonary health. All of our professional staff members are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and emergency procedures to provide a safe environment for everyone we serve.
From relieving pain, to helping you regain the life you enjoy, to keeping you healthy in the future, Gibson General is truly your partner in recovery.
Our full-service Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic provides both physical rehabilitation and education for patients with cardiac-related illnesses such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction (heart attack), or angina, and for those who have had surgeries such as angioplasty or cardiac bypass.
Our goals are to provide:
An improved sense of well-being,
Accelerated recovery time,
Greater exercise tolerance and stamina,
Stronger heart muscle,
Knowledge about maintaining heart health,
Strategies for managing stress, and
Steps for a longer, healthier life.
Our comprehensive outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program provides education and exercise for people who have pulmonary disease, such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, occupational or environmental lung disease, neuromuscular disease; as well as those who have had lung surgeries or are awaiting a lung transplant.
The program serves a variety of goals, among them:
Helping patients gain control over symptoms, relieving conditions such as
shortness of breath,
Providing an increased sense of well-being,
Maximizing physical strength and tolerance,
Teaching patients and family members about chronic lung disease,
Helping them cope with limitations and frustration of lung disease, and
Improving their overall quality of life.
Black Lung Clinic
Specialized pulmonary care and rehabilitation, along with education on lung disease is available through our clinic. Financial assistance is available for all qualifying patients to help with prescriptions, pulmonary healthcare, diagnostic testing and home oxygen. We also provide assistance in applying for Federal Black Lung Benefits in addition to providing Department of Labor physicals.
For more information call 812-385-9348.
Staffed 24/7 with licensed and credentialed respiratory therapists, Gibson General's Respiratory Therapy Department offers a wide range of services to help those who have trouble breathing, have chronic lung disease or assist emergency patients who are victims of heart attack or stroke.
Some of the conditions respiratory therapists treat include:
Chronic Lung Disease
Respiratory Distress Syndrome