Pulmonary / Ventilator Weaning

Regency Hospital provides specialized care for patients with acute or chronic respiratory disorders who may need ventilator weaning or require extensive respiratory treatments to breathe independently.

pulmonary patientThe Pulmonary / Ventilator Program at Regency Hospital is designed to wean medically complex patients who require continued mechanical ventilation. As a specialized acute care hospital, Regency Hospital has been very successful in weaning patients who have previously failed to wean in a traditional hospital. Our goal is for the patient to leave the hospital without a ventilator.

In addition to ventilator weaning, many of our patients are have complex pulmonary disorders. These patients may also experience co-existing conditions such as infections, muscle wasting and nutritional deficiencies resulting from long ICU stays. At Regency Hospital, we are well prepared to handle patients who require extended acute care in a resource-intensive setting.

By combining experience, state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled training our doctors, nurses and therapists provide a team approach for those with complex pulmonary issues requiring an extended hospital stay.

Medically Complex Treatment patientOur services include:

  • Daily physician assessments
  • All ACLS clinical staff
  • Low patient to nurse ratios
  • Low RT to patient ratios
  • 24-hour aggressive Respiratory Therapy
  • PT, OT, ST to promote independence
  • Clinical Dietician and nutritional counseling
  • Radiology and laboratory services
  • Clinical Pharmacy


Patients may also need:

  • Aggressive respiratory care, including ventilator weaning and tracheostomy care
  • Telemetry and other specialized monitoring
  • IV medications and critical drips
  • Secretion management
  • High-flow oxygen
  • Dialysis
  • Chest tubes
  • Prolonged IV antibiotics
  • Isolation
  • Post-operative care
  • Wound Care


Who will benefit?

Patients who need an extended hospitalization due to:

  • Mechanical ventilator dependence
  • Respiratory failure
  • Chronic lung disease
    • COPD
    • Emphysema
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Interstitial lung disease
    • Asthma
  • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Guillian-Barre
    • ALS
  • Acute respiratory involvement
    • Pneumonia
    • Post-surgical complications
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Stroke
    • Brain injury
    • Sepsis