Pulmonary/Ventilator Liberation

Reclaiming control of your respiratory health
Patient on a vent walks down the hallway with help from therapists.

Restoring a patient’s ability to breathe on their own is often the first step toward healing and returning home. Our board-certified pulmonologists, pulmonary program directors, respiratory therapists, nursing and rehabilitation professionals, pharmacists and dietitians work together to implement a program that has made Select Medical a nationwide leader in ventilator liberation—the process of discontinuing mechanical breathing support.

Guided by our expert teams, patients will transition through a program that strengthens their lungs and gradually reduces their reliance on mechanical ventilation.

Treatment for pulmonary/ventilator issues may benefit patients with:

  • Mechanical ventilator dependence
  • Chronic lung diseases (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, emphysema, etc.)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Acute respiratory ailments
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Metabolic encephalopathy
Lynn Monaghan
our patients say it best
Lynn's story
"This medical event has been life changing for me. I am so grateful for everyone at Select."

Ventilator liberation is possible. Let us help.

If you or a loved one is experiencing respiratory failure or serious pulmonary disease, our ventilator liberation and interdisciplinary treatment programs can help.